"Winzerjausn Wien" Tasting

Danube Tower; Vienna, Austria

Tasted April 23, 2014 by cliffkol with 51 views

Introduction

Roland and Erika Kroiss manage 4.5 hectares of vineyards and operate a tavern in Sievering. They grown mainly white wines line Riesling, Chardonnay, Gruner Sylvaner. Red wines: Zweigelt and St. laurent. Their best locations are Hackenberg and Reisser vineyards. The winery is located in Illmitz for generations in the family.

Flight 1 (5 notes)

White
2012 Kroiss Roland Riesling Hackenberg Austria, Wien
86 points
Light yellow color. Aromas of peaches. Light flavors of peaches, stone fruits. A bit of acidity. Very pleasing. (Doris enjoyed. #3 of 3)
White
2013 Kroiss Roland GrĂ¼ner Veltliner Reissern Austria, Wien
88 points
Semi-sweet. spices, stone fruits, slight acidity. Very pleasing. (Doris 89-90. #1 of 3)
White
2013 Kroiss Roland Wiener Gemischter Satz Austria, Wien, Wiener Gemischter Satz
88 points
"Gemischter Satz" is a field blend of varietals that are co-fermented, traditionally with Gruner Veltliner among the larger varietals. This wine had a dash of sweetness with flavors of stone fruits. A slight spritz and acidity made this a lively wine. (Doris #2 of 3)
Red
2012 Kroiss Roland Zweigelt Hackenberg Austria, Wien
90 points
Dark purple color. Kaboom! Spicy, tannic. Needs 2-3 years for tannins to integrate. Aromas of earth, dark fruits, cherries. This is a food wine, served with spicy or robust meals. (Doris 92. caramel. WOTN)
White
2013 Kroiss Roland Sauvignon Blanc Burgenland Austria, Wien
85 points
Medium yellow green color. Grassy, earthy, spicy. Slight acidity. Light color and flavors.