Hirsch Veltliner #1 2008

Gruner Veltliner from Austria

Item No. 101965
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • ST90
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Winemaker's Notes

Hirsch "Veltliner" is the perfect entry level wine to get to know the Hirsch style: a lively drinking pleasure made from Austria's Grüner Veltliner grape which is grown in loess soils. Even though it is light-bodied, it also displays depth, charming fruit and the variety's typical spicyness.

Critical Acclaim

"Pale green-yellow. A brisk nose features green apple and grapefruit zest. Light-bodied and crisp, with a lively acid structure. A dominant flavor of juicy green apple gives this wine a refreshing quality. Enjoy now through 2016."
90 Points

Learn About Austria

The country of Austria is steadily growing in both wine production and quality. The rise in popularity can be partly attributed to the success of Grüner Veltliner, the most-planted grape of Austria. As a landlocked country Austria has a decidedly continental climate. Most Austrian wine comes from the region of Lower Austria, which happens to be located in the northeast corner...

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Learn About Gruner Veltliner

Gruner Veltliner (GREW-nuhr Felt-LEEN-ehr) Lean towards Green The name may be intimidating but the grape is nothing but. This variety is increasing in popularity as more people discover its delicious qualities. Most wines made from Gruner Veltliner are from Austria, where it's the most planted grape variety. Gruner means green in German, not because the grape...

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