2014 Zahel "Orange T" Orangetraube Wien (last of vintage) (Previously $18)

SKU #1231053 92 points Wine & Spirits

 Richard Zahel was the first to print “Gemischter Satz” on a contemporary wine label, effectively kicking off a renaissance for this traditional Viennese wine in the 2000s. Now he’s set his sights on bringing back orangetraube, a grape first documented in 1840. Pulling it off of 40-year-old vines in the Kadolzberg vineyard in the southwestern reaches of Vienna, he’s created an opulent white, creamy with plump, juicy yellow plum flavors that seem to hover on a raft of acidity. Those flavors last, a quiet vein of earth running underneath, giving the wine the body to stand up to a crown roast of pork.  (4/2016)

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By: Eric Story | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/6/2016 | Send Email
For a little known-grape that, for some reason gets no respect, I sure do drink a lot of this. So fresh, so clean, so... another empty bottle for the recycle bin.

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