Grüner Veltliner Dürnsteiner Federspiel

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Austria  Wachau 

Seriously good Grüner Veltliner.

Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
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Gruner Veltliner Federspiel Dürnstein 2018 75cl cl
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Discover Alzinger with his "entry level" wine. Don't drink too young.

Alzinger is a cult winemaker, his entry level wines are very approachable but already quite impressive.

Until 2016 this was known as Frauenweingarten, from 2017 this wine will be called Dürnsteiner Federspiel. This wine is from the 8.5 hectare Frauenweingarten vineyard between Oberloiben and Unterloiben, near the river and with primarily alluvial soil types yielding fruity rather than purely mineral wines. 

Works with a wide range of foods and a popular choice with a tasting menu when you want a wine to work with everything, oh and one final that finish goes on and on!


Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Leo Alzinger
Country Austria
Region Wachau
Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
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Varieties Grüner Veltliner
Ripeness Normal
Cold plates with sausage and ham, pickled vegetables and horseradish. Cream cheese with fresh herbs. Boiled beef with oil and vinegar marinade and crusty farmhouse bread.
Tasting Notes

Typically the wine is a clear pale yellow colour, with a fragrant nose of spice, pepper and hints of red berry fruit (strawberry, I think). The palate is sappy and juicy, principally very fruity, but also with flavours of lentils and rhubarb, a hint of celery and a rich creamy texture.

2010 (July 2018): A delightfully refreshing Gruner, the acidity delightfully counterbalances the juicy green apple and rhubarb notes. Slight richness but still tastes like a young vibrant wine.

2011 (July 2018): Less acidity in the 2011 than its 2010 counterpart, with more minerality and ending on notes of strawberry and apple. A youthful easy drinking wine.

2014 (July 2018): A vibrant fresh taste of sour apple and notes of sap. Would pair perfectly with asparagus. 

Vintage 2018

If you like a mineral style of Grüner Veltliner you going to love this! Minerality off the scale yet with exquisite balance. From steep terraced vineyards in the Wachau, near the Dürnstein castle ruins where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned during the crusades, salinity and minerality overlaying the fruit character. Fantastic ageing potential with the freshness and acidity still going strong after 10 years! Works with a wide range of foods and a popular choice with a tasting menu when you want a wine to work with everything, oh and one final thing, that finish goes on and on!

Product Code 43AZ1018
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
Last Tasted 18 Jun 2020
mature evolution? No
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The translation of Frauenweingarten is loosely "women's vineyard" and the name goes back to the Nunnery in Dürnstein which is the large vineyard site in the commune of Dürnstein-Loiben. Its vineyards are in the Loiben basin featuring warm soils composed of sands washed out of the Danube and partially interspersed with gravel.

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