Dienstag, 12. Mai 2009

Swiss-Austrian wine tasting notes

Some more images of the nice medieval town center of Murten and my tasting notes. Actually I was pretty surprised of the high quality level of the Swiss wines. Especially the Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewürztraminer were really good. Ripe flavors with low alcohol levels and very good acid structure.

castle wall:

view from the tower: (town center, lake Murten and appellation Vully (speak: Vüi) on the other side of the lake)

Note: wines were tasted open and tasting notes just include the very best among the all in all very good wines.

Cru de l´Hopital, Christian Vessaz - Motier

1. Pinot Gris 2008 - very good
very spicy and bold, good acid structure but with creamy texture, very good length.

2. Traminer 2008 - very good
pure Lychee and Roses on the nose, very good structure, good length.

Weinkellerei S. & L. Hasler - Twann

3. Sauvignon Blanc 2008 - very good/delicious
pure Lychee, Grapefruit, explosive aromas on the nose, low alcohol level!, very good acid structure, terrific wine.

4. Runnino Chardonnay 2007 - very good
pears and nice oak spices, wood very good integrated, still young, balanced and multilayered, good length, will improve with more aging. 

Herni Cruchon - Morges (biodynamic since 8 years)

5. Viognier 2008 - very good/delicious
pears and tangerine, reduced quinces, very balanced, tobacco on the palate, multilayered, very good length and acid structure.

6. Cuvee Gourmande - very good
ripe yellow apples, bold, quinces, very good length.

Tenimento dell´Ör - Arzo

7. Granito 2007 - very good
pure mineralty, nice cool flavored, oak very well integrated, good acid structure, very good length.

8. Merlot Riserva DOC La Prella 2006 - very good (grown on gravel)
spicy and minerally, soft but structured tannin, very good length.

9. Merlot Riserva DOC Tenimento dell´Ör 2006 - very good (grown on loam)
berry mix, soft tannins, very good length, very balanced on mid palate.

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