I love the dry white wines of Austria. I make no bones about it. I think they are some of the most complex, fascinating, enjoyable and well-made white wines in the world. I love their versatility to cross over seasons, cuisines, moods and palates. I love that in most cases they don’t require a second mortgage to experience the best that the country has to offer. We jumped feet first into Austria during the first year of our existence because we want to share the love.
I know you’ll love today’s offering of three wines from Weingut Franz Türk in the Kremstal region of Lower Austria. Two gently spiced Grüner Veltliners and a mineral driven Riesling. All from single-vineyard sites in and around the region’s namesake town of Krems. Each of today’s wines sports the Kremstal DAC Reserve designation for achieving the typical Kremstal characteristics and for their longer maturation and later harvest times. The specifics of the joy that awaits your favorite wine glass (a Zalto Universal if you want my personal opinion) is a click away at the links below for each wine. Each of these wines brings its own unique perspective to the table, but they all share some commonalities in that they are racy, concentrated (but not too much), savory, structured, dry, well-balanced examples of the best that Krems has to offer.
These wines are in our Sonoma warehouse and available to be shipped to you immediately, as weather permits!
In the words of David Schildknecht from Vinous, “Austria’s 2013 Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners display exceptionally bright acidity, clear flavor definition and uncanny complexity.” 2013 has given us the stunning combination of healthy, ripe grapes that remain light on their feet as the alcohol levels stayed in check, married with focused, tense acidity.
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