Producer: Gernot Heinrich Style: White Wine Grape Type:Pinot Blanc Origin: Austria Region:Austria
92 Points | International Wine Cellar , July 2013
Freshly cut hay, nectarine and white flowers on the nose. Suave, vibrant and youthfully tight, with juicy flavors of green apple and nectarine. Fresh and firm, this wine finishes with a nutty saltiness and attractive lift. Can pinot blanc be any better than this?
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... Read More »
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