Nigl Gruner Veltliner Privat 2004
Gruner Veltliner from Austria
"The 2004 Gruner Veltliner Privat – as per usual – comes from 40 to 50-year-old vines in a lower section of the Piri, and Nigl gave this fruit – harvested November 26-27 – an entire day of skin contact before pressing. The results are little short of spectacular. Lilac, fennel and white pepper aromas lead to a rich, full-bodied, creamy, silken, yet always insistently bright mouthful of fruit, nut oils, and liquid stone. The finish here is cool in its measured ripeness, juicy, minerally, soothing, expansive, and riveting in its complexity. Given the track record set by Nigl's best Gruner Veltliner, figure this has at least a dozen years of fascinating cellar development ahead of it – which is, however, by no means to say you will be cheating yourself to drink it now."
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Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.