Tonight, we’re exploring a gorgeous white wine from Thermenregion, situated near Vienna, in Niederosterreich, Austria. 🇦🇹
It’s made from the indigenous variety – Zierfandler – which we’d never tried before and were super excited to taste. Now that we have, we can confirm it is stunning! 😍😍
👀 This wine is medium lemon. 👃🏻 On the nose are medium (+) intensity aromas of honeydew, ripe white peach, apricot, pear, white cherry, lemon and lime peel, white blossom, tarragon, chervil, wet slate, cardamom, honeycomb, and cream.
👄 On the palate this wine is dry with the tiniest hint of residual sugar, lending a honeyed characteristic. It has medium alcohol (13.5% ABV), a medium(+) body, and medium(+) acidity with medium(+) intensity of flavors consistent with the nose. It has a persistent finish and a rich, textured mouthfeel that reminds us of a Viognier.
We paired this wine with a creamy herb 🌿 capellini pasta, sautéed shrimp, asparagus, and cherry tomatoes. It went deliciously!! 😚💫
Cheers to exploring new wines from new regions and finding some real treasures along the way! 🥂🥂
Weingut Stadlmann Thermenregion Zierfandler Mandel-Hoh (2019). — 7 months ago
12yr old Austrian wine under screwcap? Fresh AF — 6 years ago
2009 Karamelton zu jedem ess3n — 8 years ago
fleshy skin tone with crisp steel gruner — 10 months ago
If there’s one type of wine I might know more about than any other it’s Weiner Gemischter Satz. Just one of those strange quirks of vinous fate combined with the mildly obsessive tendencies of a serious wine geek. Search out my article on it in World of Fine Wine if you want all 8000 words. For now let’s just enjoy the fruits of wunderkind Jutta Ambrositch, who got tired of sitting behind a computer all day and wandered into the vineyards of Vienna, where she still wanders to this day, making the traditional field blends that are both responsible for and symbolic of Vienna’s urban wine scene. Her early efforts were excellent, and her latest wines, like this one, demonstrate a level of refinement and mastery that is quite impressive. This wine comes from 5 different vineyards in Vienna on both sides of the Danube planted with a dizzying array of grape varieties, some of which haven’t been fully identified yet. Call it roughly 30 different grape varieties, including Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc, Zierfandler, Frühroter, Chardonnay, etc. etc. tastes of stone fruit and citrus, crushed stones and herbs. Snappy, with fantastic acidity and quite elegant and lean for Gemischter Satz, which can, if picked later, be more weighty. This is simply a delight to drink.
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Crisp, refreshing honeyed notes. Melon, pear, plum fruitiness and complex without sweetness. — a year ago
Lovely aromatics. Medium body, crisp acidity, flinty minerality. A touch of spice. Long finish. — 5 years ago
Wow, the acidity took me places! The nose is pretty clear and quiet: stones. I agree with Chaad; the palate is bitter with fruit like lemons and riper stuff, and the texture feels creamy. Most of all, I liked how the acidity came, went, and returned: waves, arcs, and angles. — 8 years ago