- The Wine
Wullersdorf, with its beautiful double-spired church, is quite close to the Czech border, north-west of Vienna. Andrea Urban has built an amazing tasting centre which is well worth a visit. He has also created a splendid range of wines, of which this is a standout Gelber Muskateller (Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains).
If you are a fan of Torrontes then you will like a light floral nose. This wine has a nose which makes Torrontes seem bland and dull. The flavours seem to have been waiting to burst out just for you. The bunch of flowers are exceptional and laid on a bed of still damp, freshly cut grass. It is an aroma which I could inhale for ever.
The palate is tremendously complex. There is so much to search for – light citrus, rose petals, an array of gentle herbs with tropical fruits coming through. There is even a hint of light pepperiness in the background. These flavours blend together and caress your taste buds for a wonderfully long time.
An extraordinarily beautiful dry wine.
Ben says of the 2009 (May 2017): Retasted and still as lovely as ever. I thought whites were supposed to go downhill! Not this one.
Bensays of the 2009 (January 2019): OMG! This wine has no right to still be this good! Remarkable.
- Vintage Information
Product code URBANMUSKATELLER Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Weinbau Urban Featured Themes On Offer, Mature Vintages Style White, Single Variety, Dry, Still Variety Muscat Key Features Unoaked, Vegetarian and Vegan Country Austria Region(s) Weinviertel Ripeness Normal Closure Screwcap Vintages 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 Last Tasted Mar 7, 2017 name: Gelber Muskateller vintage: 2008 size: 0.75 product code:  alcohol: 12.5 name: Gelber Muskateller vintage: 2009 size: 0.75 product code:  stock: 6 in London Warehouse
12 at Alpine Wines House
alcohol: 11.5 last checked in: 2019-12-04 name: Gelber Muskateller vintage: 2012 size: 0.75 product code:  stock: 5 at Alpine Wines House
alcohol: 10 last checked in: 2019-11-05
Reviews for Gelber Muskateller 1 item(s)
Great value, great nose, taste not for me
Tasting the 2009, I completely agree with the description that 'I could inhale this aroma forever' - impressively deep, complex and fascinating. The palate, however, was a disappointment - I struggled to get past a serious acidity that I can only describe as sourness. Perhaps the trouble was drinking it alone - with the right dish it might have made more sense. Even so, I can't complain at £8.40 - glad Austrian Wines offers older oddities like this, and glad I gave it a go!
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- Great value, great nose, taste not for me