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Bernhard Ott Grüner Veltliner Fass 4 2016

Synopsis, Our Opinion: An absolutely SUPER Grüner Veltliner.

Producer/Winery: Weingut Bernhard Ott; Feuersbrunn, Austria.

Grape Variety: Grüner Veltliner.

Geographic Appellation: Wagram Region, Austria.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $23.95

Purchased From: Woodland Hills Wine Company; Woodland Hills, California.

Paired With: Chicken cooked with garam masala and apricot preserves tempered with white vinegar and touched with a bit of red pepper, basmati rice and roasted carrots.

Tasting:

    Chilled before opening. Clear, light wheat straw color with a glycerin sheen in the glass. Aromas of green apple, lemon and the unique smell of mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) blossoms you only get when walking through a moist Pocono mountain glad in the late spring. Smooth entry, medium body and zesty, bright acidic mouth-feel, yet with just a tiny hint of creaminess. Flavors of Florida pink grapefruit, lemon, just sliced green bell peppers and fresh picked tarragon leaves that carry through a clean crisp and invigorating finish that has a slight lingering mineral aftertaste. WONDERFULLY REFRESHING wine with FANTASTICALLY well balanced acidity that really made the wine food friendly. Another Matt Bayless selection, inarguable hand-and-glove pairing with the dinner and a wine we would never have picked off the shelf without encouragement. An absolutely SUPER Grüner Veltliner that should be in every well stocked wine cellar.

Bernhard Ott in his vineyard
Photo from Weingut Bernhard Ott.

Comments: Learn more about Weingut Bernhard Ott and their wines…if you can read German.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 9 120013 374392

Imported by: Valley View Wine; Glen Ellen, California.