A Friday evening...and a family meeting...9 of us off to the local Bistro. There was a table of ten men in the room...it was like a Railway Station Hall...and ordering was amusing as owner Layla tried to hear the selections. You only get my choices as photos...mediterranean seafood...then a Kangaroo Steak in Mustard Sauce...and...no...it didn't jump about as I ate it. It was surprisingly good.
I knew our guests love the G.V.'s I present them with...so a recently delivery was an obvious choice. It was another hot evening...and to be honest...instead of 2 whites and 2 reds...4 of the former would have been better.
Setzer Grüner Veltliner 8000 2011
Mango nose...creamy texture...citrus finish. As we were 6 drinkers...you only got one glass...so the notes are sparse. I have another bottle...but will give it a year.
Grüner Veltliner Tradition 2010
First G.V. that made me sit up was from this property.
This is pretty good already...Baby Banana...stones fruits...pears..zippy minerals..very enticing already.
For those who ask prices...€ 22,-- and worth every penny...or Euro in this case.
And so to the reds...
Pio Cesare Barbera D'Alba 2010
Oh yeh!...a touch warm after the whites...quickly cool it down. All tied up even after 3 hours airing...chewy medium tannins...needed to be drunk 'alone'.
Another bottle will be treated better...I promised it.
Claus Presinger Paradigma 2009
Cuvée 40% Blaufränkisch, 40% Merlot und 20% Zweigelt.
I am still trying to befriend the grape...the better stuff seems to need PLENTY of time. At four years old...this would still need a BIG decant...and maybe an overnight in a hostel to show it's better half.
Black Berry Fruit...reserved...but in there...tannins are rounded but tight...there is a dose of acidity...potential is there...but hard work on a rowdy evening in the Bronsk!