Gobelsburg grunerveltliner

Gruner Veltliner, "Tradition" 2012

Schloss Gobelsburg

Initially somewhat reductive and coy, Havana tobacco and black pepper, zestful and only beginning to develop; full-bodied structure, dense and earthy, compact in every way, here the pepperiness sets the agenda, currently spices rather than nuances of fruit, in any case rich and multifaceted, great potential to mature.

Country:
Austria
Region:
Lower Austria
Vintage:
2012
Wine type:
White
Grape:
Gruner Veltliner
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
93

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Aging:
2500-L Austrian oak cask (18 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
13
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
40 imported

Reviews

  • "93 points. Unctuous, elegant and filled with plush flavors of ripe pear, apple tart and cream that are lively and well-spiced. Open-textured, presenting a surplus of vanilla notes. White chocolate accents linger on the rich, powerful finish. Drink now through 2020. 40 cases imported." (Wine Spectator)
  • "90 points. Picked in the year of the smallest harvest of Michi Moosbrugger since he took over Schloss Gobelsburg in 1996 the 2012 Grüner Veltliner Tradition irritates with volatile acidity and Williams pear aromas but impresses with its freshness, finesse and length. Sourced from 50-year-old vines on the loess and sand soils of the Renner cru, gently pressed and fermented spontaneously in domestic 2,500-liter oak barrels, this is a medium to full-bodied, quite juicy wine of incisive minerality, finesse and piquant freshness." (Wine Advocate)

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