Estate-grown varietal has its origins in Austria and accounts for 1/3 of the
country’s production. Grown sparingly in the United States, it nevertheless
produces wines of exceptional quality. Aromas of mineral-laced lime combine
with quince, succulent herbs and green tea and even a hint of white pepper on
the nose. Color is bright, green-tinged straw and the palate is dry and
focused, with bitter citrus and pear skin flavors along with a touch of
tarragon. Spicy finish is long lasting. Pair artichoke and grilled asparagus
for a taste delight.
of the varietal-subtle hints of jasmine and white pepper, and white peach essence
abound, with finishing touches of melon and green tea. Round and expansive on
the palate, with a fine-chalkiness that lingers. A terrific balance of crisp
and youthful, offset by creamy and mature textures.
90 Points — Stephen
Tanzer's International Wine Cellar