Greiner

Starting at £27.65

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Austria  Burgenland 

A quite unique and extraordinary wine that explores the potential depth and breadth of Welschriesling.

Features Unoaked, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Varieties: Welschriesling
Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
Greiner 2008 75cl cl
£30.95
Greiner 2007 75cl cl
£27.65

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.

Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Heidi Schroeck
Country Austria
Region Burgenland
Features Unoaked, Vegetarian and Vegan
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Welschriesling
Ripeness Normal
2008
Product Code 4312036
Size 75cl
Alcohol 13.5
Case Size 6
Stock Levels 60 at London Warehouse
2007
Product Code 4313054
Size 75cl
Alcohol 14
Last Tasted 24 Aug 2016
Keep Until 2020+
Case Size 6
Stock Levels 3 at Alpine Wines HQ
35 at London Warehouse
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