Med - concentration with straw core and a clear rim. The nose and palate were both a little blah. Med intensity and complexity with underripe citrus, white flowers, apple skin, white pepper, and hay. The palate lacked grip even with med + acid. Med - complexity and short length. Nice for a patio pounder. #tegernseerhoff #wachau #austria #grunerveltliner #federspiel #t26 #ctbucklinwine — 4 years ago
One of my favorite wines of the year so far, so simple but so perfect in complexity and pleasure giving.
From a relatively unknown producer in the US except for the hard core Wachau enthusiasts, the 1000 Eimerberg Riesling Federspiel from Gritsch Mauritiushof is so good right now. A vibrant and electric yellow color with a slight green tint. The nose is lively and energetic with fresh sweet lemons, a little apple and lots of sweet aromatic white flowers. The palate is medium bodied but dense and focused adding a layer of rock to the mineral core. The acidity is just right and perfectly balanced providing tension to the fruit and floral spectrum this delivers. Do yourself a favor and Google search 1000 Eimerberg and check out this crazy steep vineyard. #gritsch #mauritiushof #wachau #riesling #federspiel #1000eimerberg #spitz #austria — 3 years ago
Really unique nose with med + intensity and complexity. Notes of lychee, rose, white flowers, lime, wax, white pepper, and spice. A blend of pretty and earthy. the palate was much less expressive with a light body and med - complexity. Firm acid and a clean finish made this wine easy to drink. #strauss #muskateller #austria #ctbucklinwine — 3 years ago
Fresh, tensile and loaded with filigree structure, this is one sharp and linear dry Riesling. The cooler vintage is apparent, but I still get some peach, honey, and then the citrus parade starts with lime, lemon and pink grapefruit. An underlying saline and smoky mineral note completes the terroir expression. Complex. Gorgeous. Oddly enough this would pair exceptionally with some ice cold raw oysters with just a spritz of lemon juice.
#rudipichler #kirchweg #smaragd #riesling #austria #wosendorf — 3 years ago