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Traminer Sandgrube

It's no secret that I love Traminer, one of the great white grapes if you ask me. This is a different version, from Hofbauer in Styria - an intriguing terroir for Traminer, as you'll see!


Producer

Seal of Approval 1Hofbauer

Source
Austria
White

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2009
SKU
4380038
Composition
Traminer 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
13.5 %
Stock
14
Last tasted
October 20 2016
Keep until
2020
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Austria
Colour
White
Region
Weinviertel
Variety
Savagnin / Heida / Traminer / Paien
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal

More about this wine

Traminer (Heida in Switzerland) is a very aromatic and evocative grape. The Swiss versions make you feel that you are in an alpine meadow with aromas and flavours of mountain grass and herbs. Here we have a Traminer from Austria which does similar things but in a very different way. Whereas Heida is often quite subtle and ethereal in its complexity, this Traminer does not hold anything back!

On the nose, it is rich and spicy with honey notes and a hint of grass. In the mouth, it is full and delicious with white stone fruit and honeycomb competing in a deep full-bodied mouthful. The spices continue into the long finish.



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