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Zierfandler-Rotgipfler Beerenauslese

The blend of Zierfandler and Rotgiplfer, 'Zi-ro' as we shorten it, is fabulous as a dessert wine. Try it with apple desserts!


Source
Austria
White

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2002
SKU
4320026
Ripeness
Beerenauslese
Last tasted
August 31 2016
Bottle Size
0.5L

Fabulously complex dessert wine - peaches and cream and so much more.

Wine Details

Country
Austria
Colour
White
Region
Thermenregion
Wine features
Sweet
Variety
Zierfandler, Rotgipfler
Sweet
Yes
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Beerenauslese
Wine features
Sweet

More about this wine

Fourteen years after bottling, this wine is as fresh and vibrant as it must have been in 2002. That may seem an odd way to describe any sweet wine but, with this Zierfandler-Rotgipfler, it certainly applies as the acidity really cuts through the sweetness admirably.

There is plenty of action on the nose with sweetness, citrus and apricot, peach and nectarine in abundance. A slight hint of salinity is just what is needed to avoid too much cloyingness and this wine has just that.

The citrus and sweetness compete in the mouth with the former hitting first and then fading to allow the latter through. Once again, it reminds me of the childhood sweets of my children with its tangy flavours of lemon, lime, apple and, of course, those wonderful stone fruits. Greengage comes through far more in the mouth than on the nose.

This is a surprising and delicious wine, belying its age with its zesty and youthful attack.



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