Very fresh, a prominent nose, green/yellow/mauve spectrum of flavours (baby lettuce,arugula, lemon, lime?, granny smith, cucumber, beans, peas, shoots and sprouts, chickpeas??). Great acidity, really making me slobber, but it's also mid weight and has has nice richness. There's a bite to it, like chili heat, but this is low in alcohol (11.5%) and totally dry. I love this! This could easily pair well with salad with vinaigrette or rich sauces, as well, asian food, oysters, roast chichen. One of my new favourites. The price:quality:pleasure ratio is tremendous and my score reflects that.
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(Hirsch Grüner Veltliner "veltliner #1") ($23.00) Aromatically, palate, finish – palate especially, which has a complex herbal note on its lentil and fava-bean body. In its echelon this is as complex, solid and focused as it gets – and this with 11.5% alc! It was not deacidified, and acidity shows not as sharpness but as a chile note. There’s a fair amount of hack stuff on the market now, trying to cash in on the cheap-&-cheerful “GROO-VAY” thing, and I’m here to tell you there’s no reason to settle when there’s wines like this, like Hiedler’s Löss, hell, like Fred Loimer’s admirable “Lois,” I don’t care whether it’s my wine or the other guy’s wine as long as it’s good.
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