- The Wine
Greiner represents the return to a traditional vinification style that was once common in Burgenland and today is almost completely forgotten. The grapes from the Greiner vineyard were harvested very late in November with 15 - 20% affected by botrytis. Fermentation was conducted in large acacia wood casks followed by three years of cellar-ageing.
Greiner is voluptuous and grand, hedonistic rather than heavy. The nose displays aromas of fresh figs, ripe fragrant melon and exotic fruits, along with a distinctive spiciness. On the palate, mineral notes and a confident acidity contribute to give overall elegance and nobility.
Ben says (August 2016): The 2007 nose is a winner. It is a wine that I categorise as being one to smell for ever with no need to taste! Of course you would be mad to do that so I guess that describes me as well as the wine. Do not be put off by the botrytis as the sugar levels are very low indeed and only really impact on the nose. This is a wonderful dry wine with such elegance and character that it could make you weep.
- Additional Information
Product code SCHROECKGREINER Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Heidi Schroeck Featured Themes Popular Colour White Wine Style Single Variety, White, Still, Dry Variety Welschriesling Country Austria Region(s) Burgenland Ripeness Normal Closure Natural Cork Last Tasted 24 Aug 2016 Vintages 2006, 2007, 2008 Vintages
size: 0.75 vintage: 2006 product code:  variety: Welschriesling
size: 0.75 vintage: 2007 stock: 39
of which 4 at HQ available for late cutoff express delivery
product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Welschriesling alcohol: 14 last checked in: 2016-08-24
size: 0.75 vintage: 2008 stock: 66 product code:  alcohol: 13.5