Stadt Krems Gruner Veltliner Qualitatswein Trocken Kremstal 2008

Gruner Veltliner from Austria

Price: $15.99
Item No. 107503
  • WS90
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

#93Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010

This wine is the classic Grüner Veltliner from Kremstal, not too heavy, but not too light. The fresh and fruity aroma repeats on the palate. You can drink this wine young, but also store this wine for 3-5 years. Shiny yellow with green reflexes. Lemon, green apples and pepper. Fresh, fruity, light and pleasure.

The Grüner Veltliner is an ideal partner for traditional Austrian meals, but you can drink it also with asian food.

Critical Acclaim

"Creamy and rich, exhibiting succulent flavors of peach, pear and apricot, with hints of lemon curd. The plush finish is powered by a light spiciness. Drink now through 2015."
90 Points

Learn About Stadt Krems Map ItMap It

Weingut Stadt Krems is in a class by itself: the enterprise is owned by a municipality. Historically, Weingut Stadt Krems arose from two sources. The first source is the property of the Burgerspitalstiftung - In 1210, Duke Leopold IV of Babenberg founded a public hospital in Krems and left important legacies to it, including vineyards. The second source was the generous bequest...

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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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