2011 Schloss Gobelsburg "Steinsetz" Grüner Veltliner
Features a flowery aroma, offering broad, well-defined flavors of salted almond, blood orange and grapefruit, with notes of lentil and gooseberry. The powerful, mineral-driven finish ends with notes of white pepper and tarragon. Drink now through 2020.
Importer Terry Theise writes: "For many years this showed the most esoterically spicy side of GrüVe, as if it were fined with glacier dust and scree and stirred with a peppermint stick. The 2010 was markedly juicier, but I ascribed it to the vintage. This '11 continues the new pattern - if it is a pattern, because I asked Michi if the 'accent' of the wine was being changed on purpose, and he said no, suggesting that perhaps the older vines were creating another kind of wine. Mind you, this '11 is plenty spicy, minty and eucalyptus-y, but unlike the pre-2010 vintages it isn't obdurately firm and nippy. Vetiver, flowering fields and juiciness coat the bones; barky and pine-resiny. A completely original white wine!" (2012)