Friday, August 21, 2009

Hiedler Loss Gruner Veltliner 2007 Wine Review (NW)



Tasting notes:

Fragrant citrus, stone fruit, and mineral tones woven throughout bouquet

Lean, tight, and focused on the palate

Clean and crisp finish with more stone fruit and mineral layers

This wine starts out very lean and focused, then it evolves a bit with some time in the glass. I recently enjoyed a bottle with colleagues at Aureole in New York. We paid $48- a considerable mark up for a $17 wine. This is more and more common for the lower priced wines on restaurant wine lists. In general, be careful with that. In top restaurants it's a little easier to swallow. Fortunately, in this case, so was the wine. Raise a glass!

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Wow. That was a considerable mark up for a $17 Gruner Veltliner, but I'm glad to read that the wine was well worth the cost.

Ludwig Hiedler has been a winemaker for over 30 years. He farms ecologically, with very little use of sprays, and is moving towards organic.

I like that the flavors of his wine emerge as you drink it.