Sunday, July 23, 2006

Weingut Nigl Veltliner PRIVAT 2001


More Gruner Veltliner on tap this past week. Martin Nigl has become one of the top growers of white wine from his vineyards situated at the northern tip of the Kremstal. His PRIVAT label Gruner Veltliner is of Auslese quality, and I was fortunate enough to pick up a couple of bottles recently. When asked why his labels have dropped the word Gruner (meaning green in German) from his Gru-vey whites, his reply has been that there is nothing green about his wines.

Tasting notes > Golden yellow in color, almost Orangina. All red roses aromatically that preface palate coating flavors of nectarines, persimmons, honey, pepper and asian spices. Maple syrupy in texture but off dry. Distinctive.

1 Comments:

Blogger Jess said...

Oh, this year I tasted a super delicious white wine!!! I was in the Emirates and in the Dubai hotel I stayed in there was a local wine-tasting!!! What a taste, I liked one of them sooo much that bought it! It was of the 1944 year!!! Great! :)

9/19/2006 06:49:00 PM  

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