Wine Review: Gruner Veltliner – Weinviertel 2016 DAC
Basic Information: Gruner Veltliner – Weinviertel 2016 DAC
Producer – Ewald Gruber Roshitz
Vintage – 2016
Region – Austria – Weinviertel
Varietal – Gruner Veltliner
Pricing – $13.99
Alcohol – 12.5%
The wine is clear and medium lemon in color.
The nose is clean with medium intensity of aromas. Aromas consist of acacia, peach, melon, mineral, with a slight vanilla/pastry note.
This is a youthful, dry wine with medium acidity and body. The flavor intensity is medium with notes of peach, pear, melon, mineral, vanilla and a hint of white pepper. This wine has a medium length finish.
Overall, the Gruner Veltliner – Weinviertel 2016 DAC is a good wine that is light and refreshing for a warm summer day. The wine had good balance and complexity, however the finish could have been longer and the flavor profile more pronounced. Recommended to drink now as this wine did not show characteristics for further aging.
Food – Pork, Poultry and Fish
Wine Enthusiast – 90pts.
The Weinviertel is famous for its spicy-fruity Gruner Veltliner. The soil around Roschitz consists largely of loess and granite bedrock, and provide distinctive Gruner Veltliner. It smells like fresh pear, yellow fruit and herbal spice with a peppery feel.
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