Sunday, February 14, 2010

Alita Schwoaz 2008 wine review by (PB)

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This Austrian white in a liter bottle has much going for it. It is pale straw with citrusy peach notes and tropical fruit aromas.

Palate--Minerals galore, a slightly bitter mid palate, good acid to give it a nice juicy citrus core and finishes well with more minerals and fruit.

I approached this wine expecting not to like it for reasons of which I'm not even sure. But I was surprised to find it a well made wine with some character and quite drinkable. AND, I kept going back to refill my glass; always a good sign!

This wine is a blend of the Scheurebe, Gruner Veltliner, and Chardonnay grapes and will run somewhere in the $20 range but remember this is a liter bottle which means basically you get an additional glass of wine than a standard 750 ml bottle.

This wine really stands well all by itself but has the structure to pair it rather diversely. We had it with appetizers of all sorts and it was quite nice. So, raise a glass!

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