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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 €.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Smell: Caramel covered green apples and a hint of floral tones.
Taste: Slightly sweet notes of apple, pear, and star fruit
Overall: This had a fine bead and was more like a Demi-Sec than a Brut. I think this would serve as a wonderful Aperitif or with any spicy dishes. While not complex and thought provoking there wasn't anyone that did not like this. At under $20 it's a great value and something fun for the "wine geek" crew...
sparkling (Waterford Wine Co., Milwaukee): nose: is showing quite up front oak expressed. guava fruit, but not with guava spice. an ethereal pine/evergreen. 'sweet pea green, white pepper, pear.' yeah, polished pear fruit and green tarragon herbage. palate feels full. lush mousse. Medium acid. almost Medium- acid. 'hop pellets.' adorable array of green in the nose.
A: Clear, pale lemon green, small bubbles, foam at rim N: Not much here - a little toasty with some hay and or grass. Not getting much fruit character at all. P: Very delicate mousse, medium acid, green apple with some bitter greens on finish. Mousse seemed to disappear while I was drinking it. By the time I got to the last 1/3 of the glass, it was like drinking an inexpensive, still GV, which wasn't really enjoyable. Perhaps there's a lot of bottle variation going on, since others I know have really enjoyed it.
Hmmm. I liked it, girlfriend said it was O.K. (and she's bubble queen of ANC.) Anyway, had nice citrus peel, light yeast, but finished with a bit of artificialness? Not sure if this is methode champenoise, but sure doesn't seem like it. Good value, pretty good bottle overall, but definitely doesn't finish clean.