Pairs well with: “I don’t always buy wine with cute animals on it, but when I do…”
Ground squirrels are a frequent visitor to the vineyards in the Langenlois sites – always on alert, and rumoured to eat seeds/grapes in order to enhance the success of a male in competing. This wine definitely competes with a drier style Riesling; for acidity, balance and character.
The Fun: This wine is dry, crisp, and complex. The nose is fresh and full of lemon/lime, orange blossom, apple, white pepper, green grass, almond, minerals, and a touch of peach and honey. The flavours start off with ripe, juicy apple, peach, and honey, but turn back to the zesty citrus, spice, grass and mineral notes which were more noticeable in the aromas. The acidity is medium-high, and the body and alcohol are both medium. It has a vibrant yet soft texture, and a fairly long finish. Delicious, well-balanced, and complex.
The Facts: 2016 Vintage – Gruner Veltliner – Kamptal, Austria