Friday, April 23, 2010

Pfaffl Haidviertel Vineyards 2008 Gruner Veltliner Sponsored Wine Review

Nose: stony, nutmeg hints with a flowery hard peach/pear fruit foundation.

Palate: fairly sharp acids on the palate wrapped around a grassy core. Sharpness decreases notably when not held in the mouth yielding instead a crispness that invites regular sipping.

Finish: acidic and tight at the back with lime and more stony notes.

Overall: The Brand Action Team of The Austrian Wine Marketing Board sent us this wine free of charge to review. Pale yellow in the glass. This is a good summer wine for enjoying outside. Not as flowery or citrussy as other Gruner Veltliners but spry. Goes well with hard cheeses.

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