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 VintageN.V. Label 1 of 2 
TypeWhite - Sparkling
ProducerSektkellerei Szigeti
VarietyGrüner Veltliner
UPC Code(s)9005128000025

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2011 and 2013 (based on 3 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 86.9 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 53 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Mindmuse on 12/31/2014 & rated 88 points: Pretty nice, and a fun wine to bring to a wine geek NYE party. Could find anybody who had had one before, even people ITB for 40 years. Creamy and clean with green apple-ness that was really rather pleasing. (865 views)
 Tasted by Audun G on 10/27/2014 & rated 75 points: Apples and raspberry sweets on the nose. Semi sweet and soft in the mouth. For those who don't like Champagne. (1276 views)
 Tasted by moxielady on 7/6/2014 & rated 89 points: Fruity, citrusy and refreshing (1862 views)
 Tasted by CWang on 9/3/2013 & rated 89 points: Lots of candied pears and grapefruits in the lovely nose; though a bit one-dimensional on the palate, still rather crisp and enjoyable with citrus fruits, bitter oranges, minerals, and yeasts; the finish was pretty short, yet with some creamy and fruity tastes; the bubbles, somewhat coarse but quite long-lasting; overall, 88-89 points (90+ for the lovely nose alone); a good sparkling wine at this price; my first Austrian sparkling wine and certainly a good experience; be sure to give it some airtime like an hour or so in the chilled open bottle for creamier and fruitier flavors. (18671 views)
 Tasted by redwhiteandrich on 8/14/2013 & rated 87 points: A good change from cava at this price point. Fairly simple. (3647 views)
 Tasted by Cunningham on 4/25/2013: Austrian Wines at Liner & Elsen with Jesse Becker MS, Winebow Imports (Liner & Elsen): Tasted at Liner & Elsen. (3600 views)
 Tasted by yofog on 4/23/2013 & rated 87 points: Brilliant, hint of oxidation, zippy, slightly cidery. (3027 views)
 Tasted by NineteenEightyTwo on 3/3/2013 & rated 92 points: Pale citrine color with a greenish tint. Medium sized bubbles. On the nose this combines ripe pear and green apple scents with just a hint of toasted brioche, and a faint green vegetal aroma. The palate achieves a nice balance between focused citrus flavors and more of a broad richness, with a peppery grapefruit note at the end, though all within the structure of a predominately dry style. Everything is held in check by well-integrated but still zingy acidity, indicating that this might tolerate a bit of cellaring. This was my first sparkling Grüner Veltliner but, given the strength of this showing, certainly won't be my last. (2809 views)
 Tasted by indiscriminate palate on 2/2/2013 & rated 76 points: Medium-light gold, fine bead. Toast, lime, lemon curd, some off-putting candied lemon on the nose. Medium palate, high acidity, off-dry, mouth-coating lemon curd, and something very off-putting. Rotting lemon curd. (1606 views)
 Tasted by Pierre-Yves on 9/22/2012 & rated 85 points: Green and sweet , with some citrus taste. Alright (2358 views)
 Tasted by CMN on 8/6/2012 & rated 85 points: Reticent lemon nose; light-medium yellow color. Yeasty flavors with some lemon/citrus note. Short, clean finish. (2109 views)
 Tasted by K is for Kate on 6/9/2012: This was really fun and different for a sparkler. Refreshing with a distinct vegetal character and a surprising amount of complexity. I would pick this up again. (2466 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 5/16/2012: Mored "reductive" than the Chardonnay, a bit more mineral and fleshy stuff. (2324 views)
 Tasted by kuumies on 4/7/2012: This is definitely not one of those sparkling wines that one would mistake for a Champagne. Tart nose of the greenest apple and grass. Extraordinarily sharp fizz even 5 hours after opening. Aggressive in a Lanson-like fashion. Very very green apple and some pepper, varietally correct I guess. Clean and delineated yes, but one glass is more than enough. (2514 views)
 Tasted by Henman on 4/4/2012 & rated 85 points: Rather discreet apple aromas on the nose. On the palate dryish,restrained grapefruit, some apples, perhaps a hint of pepper on the shortish finish. Decent mousse. It left me very indifferent, probably because it was rather pale and uninteresting. A mainstream sparkling wine. Not worth the spend of 14 €. (2160 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 2/4/2012: Going strong with fresh green scents, and work perfectly in Mimosa as well! (2319 views)
 Tasted by kenito799 on 7/19/2011 & rated 89 points: Lovely crisp apple aroma. Very dry and crisp, extrememly fine mousse, quite a wonderful sparkler full of joyful crisp fruit, none of the yeastiness found in Champagne or some Cava. Precise and balanced. (3559 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 5/31/2011: Fresh, green, harsh bubbles but very pretty and tasty stuff. (3766 views)
 Tasted by WetRock on 5/2/2011: Austria Uncorked (SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA): A nice basic sparkling wine. Tart and simple. (4341 views)
 Tasted by avp on 4/14/2011: Fruity (appley and partly tropical) nose with grapefruit, pepper and slight toast.
Dry plate with refreshing acidity and decent quick moussé. Whitecurrant and citrusses towards the refreshing and slightly bitter mid-lenght aftertaste.
Pretty good stuff. (4030 views)
 Tasted by Vino_Divine on 1/19/2011 & rated 88 points: Great stuff, has the complexity of a basic Champagne and the flavors of Gruner Veltliner all the way. Like Ben said, disgorgement dates would be clutch (and should be proudly displayed on all N/V method Traditional wines) but sadly, when I suggested this to one of the higher-ups of Winebow/Emerald and Austrian Premium Estates, they all but laughed in my face. Maybe I should deduct points? Nah... (4290 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 11/10/2010: Such a great all purpose sparkling wine. I wish they put the disgorgement date on it because this round seems even better than the last. (4336 views)
 Tasted by Kirk Grant on 10/1/2010 & rated 87 points: Another bottle opened in celebration with some friends...everyone seemed quite happy with it. Would gladly buy again (4655 views)
 Tasted by nzinkgraf on 8/18/2010: the only exclusively family owned 100% sparkling producer in Austria. Started in 1990 by Peter and Norbert Szigeti. 85% champagnoise, 15% prosecco style. 35.000cs.
12 months on lees, 8g/l dosage. really medium brut. (4617 views)
 Tasted by Vino Me on 7/6/2010 & rated 86 points: Opened by Mark. Very nice bead. Clean and crisp on the palate but one dimensional and lacking in depth on the finish. 86-87 points (4792 views)
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Grüner Veltliner

Grüner Veltliner, (or Gruener Veltliner when spelled without the Umlaut) is an indigenous white grape from Austria. Grüner Veltliner accounts for nearly 30% of the country's plantings making it the most widely grown grape in the country.

Grüner Veltliner is grown throughout the wine growing areas of Austria, but is most prominent in the area of Neiderösterrich (Lower Austria.) Grüner Veltliner is an ancient descendant of the white grape, Traminer, its other parent remains unknown.

Grüner Veltliner is a DAC classified wine in the wine growing areas of the Weinvertel DAC (District Appellation Control), Kremstal DAC, Kamptal DAC, Traisental DAC and Lethaiberg DAC. Other important growing areas include the areas of Wachau, Vienna, and Wagram despite the fact these regions are not currently recognized under the DAC system. Grüner Veltliner wines typically 12.5% abv, but can have more or less dependent on the region, the year and winemaker's personal style.

Grüner Veltliner is most commonly known as a bone-dry, highly acidic grape with distinct aromas and flavors of white pepper, green apple and citrus. While this is the typical flavor profile for young Grüner Veltliner wines, it is important to recognize that Grüner Veltliner is a very expressive grape and will show different dependent upon the region in which it is grown. For example, the Weinvertel will demonstrate high-acid, white pepper and green apple as noted, but a Grüner Veltliner from the Wachau is likely to show characteristics more typical of that of Riesling -richer, deeper fruit and a touch of stone; still other regions display different expressions that can include tropical notes, stone fruits, flint, smoke and more.

Though many Grüner Veltliner wines are made for immediate consumption, Grüner Veltliner can have incredible aging potential and can often be compared with white Burgundy, after all they are grown at roughly the same latitude. Grüner Veltliner made for aging will likely be slightly higher in alcohol and contain later-harvested grapes.

Although Grüner Veltliner is typically vinified dry, it may also be used on its own or as part of a cuvée to make sweeter styles such as Beerenauslese, Trokenbeeranauslese, Ruster Ausbruch (in the town of Rust only) or Eiswein.

Grüner Veltliner is an average-ripening grape and is typically harvested in October in Austria though weather conditions can force vine growers to harvest early.

Gruner Veltliner may be found in other areas of the world under the name of Weißgipfler, Grünmuskateller (AT), Veltlínské zelené (CZ), Zöld veltelini (HU), Veltlínske zelené (SK) or Zeleni veltlinec (SL).




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