Thursday, May 31, 2007

Vienna Wine Or Wiener Vines

If you wanted a white style of Chateauneuf-du-Pape with up to 13 different grapes..this is about as close as you get...For the record the grapes are: Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), Gewurztraminer, Rotgipfler, Zierfandler, Neuberger, Riesling, Welschriesling, Gruner Veltliner and Sylvaner!
Coming from a 47-year old vineyard planted with 9 different grape varieties. These are picked in 2 different harvests and then vinified in stainless steel tanks together on lees.

Weingut Wieninger Nussberg 'Alte Reben' 2004
Vienna, Austria

The first smell showed a real 'mixed bag'..scents of stoned fruits..after a few swirls and shakes..Riesling became more dominant but don't quote me on that! ; full, hedonistic wine, very concentrated flavour, honey, with a powerful backup taste...perefect balance..citrus was the last note...

If you are fed up of overoaked Chardonnays or acidic Rieslings(only joking) is something different for ya!!

Points 16.5+

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