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2008 Weingut Martin Nigl Gruner Veltliner TBA (half bottle)

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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - April 2011

Deep yellow-gold. Exotic, lusciously botrytized aromas and flavors of apricot, lichee and passion fruit. For all its richness and intensity, this wine is extraordinarily elegant and by no means rustic or baroque, owing to the strong but ripe and harmonious acidity that lends delicacy to the ripe sweet fruit. A refreshing lemony quality further highlights the complex flavors on the long, mineral-drive finish. This wine will continue to evolve positively over the next two decades.

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About Austria

Austrian wine has rapidly gained in international stature in the past decade, mostly on the strength of Austria's dry white wines produced within a 20-mile radius of the small city of Krems on the Danube, less than 50 miles west of Vienna. The steep, terraced, riverside vineyards of the Wachau, immediately west of Krems, as well as geologically diverse sites on the edges of the city and to the north in the Kamptal, yield...
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Gruner Veltliner

Finding Gruner Veltliner, a wine known for its spicy minerality and firm acidity, used to be a real challenge in the United States. But even though Austrians still keep the bulk of the wine that they produce for themselves, Gruner Veltliner, the most distinctive and widely grown grape in Austria, is rapidly gaining popularity elsewhere thanks to its food-friendliness and...
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