At 11.5 % alcohol this wine really highlights what the '07 vintage is all about. 2006 was big, dense and hefty with alcohol levels a good degree to degree-and-a-half higher and much riper fruit character. Ott's '07s have a bright and racy acid structure akin to Sauvignon; they are snappy and light and show a great degree of soil influence. Bernhard is now fully biodynamic and it really shows in the vineyards. He has life bursting among his vines, the soil is not compacted, he sows multiple flowers and grasses in his rows to compete for water, aerate the soil, and return nitrogen back when he tills it under. In Austria he is a superstar, called Mr. Veltliner by his colleagues, and the press this year named him vintner of the year. These are grapes from various sites on the "Berg" (the terraced vines above Feuresbrunn). 89 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium green-yellow. Apple, pear, tobacco and pepper on the nose. Juicy and vibrant in the mouth, with flavors of Golden Delicious apple, wet rock and grapefruit. A very well-balanced gruner veltliner that's perfect for everyday enjoyment and quite versatile with food. Drink now to 2012." (Nov/Dec '08)
Below is a listing of the wine review scores we frequently reference in our notes. While these sources remain an excellent source of information, we always recommend that you trust your own palate. Scores in these publications often represent the personal taste of an individual critic, which may not always coincide with your own. We have a huge team of excellent wine professionals that can match wines you've had in the past with new arrivals that meet your flavor profile.
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