Greiner

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Austria  Burgenland 

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

Winemaker Heidi Schroeck
Features Unoaked, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Welschriesling
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Greiner 2008 75cl cl
£30.95
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London WarehousePlenty in Warehouse
Greiner 2007 75cl cl
£27.65
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London Warehouse35 in Warehouse

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
Vintage 2008

Medium gold in appearance

A pronounced intensity nose that is led by the evolution of wine vinified in large acacia wood barrels for 3 years and with some botrytised grapes.

Smoky notes intertwine with notes of baked quinces and greengages and fig compote

The palate is no less intense with further notes of dried fig, baked quince and greengage and a rich toasty aroma from the acacia wood.

Medium levels of alcohol with perfect balance achieved through the medium plus acidity and culminating a medium plus finish

Labelled "halbtrocken" or off dry it really feels like there's relatively low levels of residual sugar.

Delicious

 

 

Vintage 2007

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. 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.

2008
Product Code 4312036
Size 75cl
Alcohol 13.5
Last Tasted 4 Nov 2020
mature evolution? Yes
Case Size 6
Closure Natural Cork
In a nutshell Voluptuous and grand complex dry white
2006
Product Code 4330071
Size 75cl
2007
Product Code 4313054
Size 75cl
Alcohol 14
Last Tasted 24 Aug 2016
mature evolution? Yes
Keep Until 2020+
Case Size 6
Closure Natural Cork
In a nutshell Greiner is voluptuous and grand, hedonistic rather than heavy
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