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Fresh as a slap across the face, bright as the morning sun and clean as a glacial lake. This light-bodied Gruner Veltliner from the Austrian grower Franz Etz makes music with its layers of fruit notes and tickles you with perky acidity.
From vineyards in Weissenkirchen, Durnstein and Loiben, these are probably relatively young vines (15 years or less). Georg, assistant winemaker to his father Josef Hogl, tells us that the vines are close to the river. Gruner Veltliner tends to be more herbal than floral-- this wine, however, is more floral than most, a lovely, almost creamy nose with a little bit of spice. It smells almost sweetly intoxicating, but the wine is quite dry (only 1 gram of residual sugar) and is almost gulpingly tasty.
Flowery, delicate lime fruit, apple and pineapple with a hint of herbs, spice and yeast, soft at first taste, despite its lively acidity, then straightforward, fresh on the palate, sappy fruit, mineral nuances, good structure and balance, medium body and fine minerals in the spicy finish. Classic for Kamptal Veltliner. Pairs well with smoked trout, ham, cold vegetables, tapas, or fresh marinated goat cheese with herbs; also very good with fish barbecue, sea food, or roasted chicken.