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Date Printed: 7/10/2014
Leth Gruner Veltliner Steinagrund 2009
Leth Gruner Veltliner Steinagrund 2009
(search item no. 105199)
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PRICE ON 7/10/2014: $16.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The nose combines spice with a reductive fruit; the palate displays peppery notes; a classic Veltliner from loess terraces.

DURATION AND AGING METHOD: 6 months in stainless steel, 3 of them on the lees.

My Notes:

About Leth:

The Wagram, a rocky outcrop which stretches across the north bank of the Danube all the way from Krems to east of Vienna, is the distinct location where our grapevines grow. The area looks back on a one thousand-year old history of winegrowing. Already the Romans had recognized the favorable environment for growing wine grapes. Grüner Veltliner feels particularly well on the gentle loess terraces oriented almost exclusively towards the south. It is there where Grüner Veltliner develops its spicy-peppery flavors which are so highly appreciated by Veltliner lovers. But also Riesling and the wines of the Pinot family as well as Austria's most important red wine varieties mature to great wines on the Wagram.