Freitag, 19. Dezember 2008

Indigenous white varieties and Red Top wines ...

This weeks theme at Pub Klemos weekly tasting was indigenous white varieties and top reds from Austria.

tasting team: Ulli, Bernhard G. and I - all wines tasted blind.

1. Viognier "Condrieu" 2002 from Rostaing, Rhone - ok
relatively neutral, a bit oxidative but still ok, ripe apple, good acid structure, but short.

2. Chenin Blanc "Coulee de Serrant" 2005 from Nicolas Joly, Loire - yech!!
oxidative, apple cider, old.

3. Verdejo 2007 from Bodegas Aura, Rueda - good
fresh, fruity, grapefruit, soft acid structure.

4. Vernaccia "Terre di Tuffi" 2006 from Teruzzi, San Gimignano - ok
neutral, very phenolic on the palate,

5. Rotgipfler Spätlese 2007 from Weingut Biegler - ok/good
"sweet" nose, honey and sweet melon, touch of burgundy flavors, RS.

6. Fiano di Avellino 2005 from Mastroberardino, Campania - ok
neutral, quite high in volatile acid, phenolic.

7. Grüner Veltliner "Vinotheksfüllung" 2006 from Weingut Knoll - good/very good
ripe yellow apple, tobacco, good acid structure.

8. Grüner Veltliner "Kreutles" 2007 from Weingut Hackl - ok/good
quite neutral, by far not as structured as 6,

9. Rhine Riesling "Kellerberg" 2007 from Weingut F.X. Pichler - delicious/extraordinary
perfumed, typical Riesling, pure ripe apricot, vineyard peaches, perfectly balance between RS and acid structure, wonderful RR.

10. Cuvee "G" 1999 from Weingut Gesellmann - corc
bit open, forest fruit, blueberry, alcoholic, maybe a very slight corc taint, relatively short.

11. Cuvee "M1" 2003 from Weingut Markowitsch - delicious/extraordinary
extremely fruity, bold wine, excellent balanced, pure power, soft tannins, endlessly long.

12. Merlot 2005 from Weingut Krutzler - very good
pure blackberries, very good structured, well integrated tannins, alc. just a bit out balance.

13. Blaufränkisch "Marienthal" 2004 from Weingut E. Triebaumer - delicious/extraordinary
fruity, extremely spicy, still purple hue, soft tannin but very good structure and length.

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