Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Discovering Austrian Vino


Austrian wine to me has always been the dry Gruner Veltliner, (personally, great food wines), or sweet wines from the likes of Kracher in the Wachau. In my search for some everyday wines to drink at home, I chanced upon some interesting bottles of Austrian wine @ the lively Corduroy and Finch along Bukit Timah Road in Singapore. The following were noteworthy:

> Weninger Pinot Noir 2002 - Wafting aromas of dark fruit and chocolate on the nose. Lush, juicy fruit with fine tannins, and a scrumptious finish. Kept wanting more- always a good sign!

> Dinstlgut Loiben Weissburgunder Pinot Blanc 2003 - Kept thinking marzipan, with that sweet nuttiness, and a touch of tea on the nose. Palate opens with fresh flavors of green plums and pine nuts. Smooth, elegant finish. Really like this a lot.

> Dinstlgut Loiben Loibenberg Riesling 2003 - Japanese pear and citrus on the nose. Tropical fruits with just a hint of premium grade petrol. Great food wine.

> Sattlerhof Sauvignon Blanc 2004 - Grapefruit, pomelo and lemon flavors meet, supported by a firm acid backbone. No offense, but much preferred this to many a Kiwi savvy, that can sometimes taste overly green and tart.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your three whites here sound delicious. Where do you find these?

-quidquid

12/17/2005 10:43:00 AM  
Blogger dominus91 said...

Thanks for dropping by the blog. I'm not sure as to where you're located, but you can buy these in Singapore at Corduroy & Finch. If you live in the US, would recommend an online search engine such as winezap.com to locate a wine retailer nearest you. These Austrian wine houses have fairly large productions and their wines should be widely available. Hope this helps.

Cheers!

12/17/2005 12:03:00 PM  
Blogger Dr. Vino said...

dominus91-
I would love to hear a posting about buying wine in Singapore! What are the stores like? Selection? Prices?
Cheers,

12/18/2005 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger dominus91 said...

Dr Vino, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by what is available here in the Far East. Will definitely try to find some time in between seeing patients to post about the local wine market. Am currently working on a post about an 8 vintage Harlan Estate tasting (1995-2002) held recently in Singapore, and my very interesting conversation with Don Weaver, the Director of Harlan Estate.

Jon

12/18/2005 12:24:00 PM  

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