This is an intense and concentrated wine offering pleasant citrus and grapefruit aromas, exotic tropical fruits with a hint of freshly ground white pepper. Medium-bodied dry wine with a firm mineral backbone, crisp acidity on the finish. A very pleasing wine to drink.
|Vintage:||2017||Grape Varietals:||100% Grüner Veltliner||ABV:||13.5%|
Vinified in Stainless Steel tanks. No Oak.
A firm mineral backbone, gives it the strength of character to work well with many cuisines.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|AS1DD105043GVS||1.0L||12||Glass||7 84585 00971 8||1 07 84585 00971 5||$12.99|
"The nose is neutral and gives little away. The palate is light, dry but also pleasantly fresh. The wine is unobtrusive, light and dry but rather refreshing. - Anne KREBIEHL MW"
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2019), 87 pts
"Subtle notes of ripe yellow pear on the nose are toned down by lemon freshness on the light easy-drinking dry palate. Lots of verve and juiciness make for an ideal aperitif or party wine."
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2018), 87 pts
"The scent of freshly cut pear peel plays on the nose of this wine. The palate is less expressive but shows lemony freshness and light body. The finish is clean and dry."
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2017), 87 pts
"Green pear and balm-like hints of aloe vera appear first on the palate then are followed by softly spiced and slightly peppery citrus notes that also provide some welcomed texture. A lovely, easy-drinking Grüner."
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2016), 88 pts
"this is ripe and spicy, with white-pepper heat highlighting the yellow plum flavor."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (Year's Best Austria, February 2017), 87 pts + BEST BUY
"Slightly more intense than the 2012 Grüner Veltliner is the 2014 Wimmer Grüner Veltliner, another 1,000-mililiter packaged bottle selling for a song. Plenty of lime notes intermixed with grapefruit, a hint of tangerine, and apple are all present in this fresh, well-focused, zesty wine. Drink it over the next year."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 87 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25
"A fresh scent of green pears greets the nose. What follows comes in a light, crisp citrus vein, supported by a rounded mouthfeel. A refreshing wine for immediate drinking. - Anne Krebiehl, MW"
Wine Enthusiast (August 1st 2014), 89 pts + BEST BUY
"The 2012 Gruner Veltliner exhibits a spicy, peppery nose displaying hints of citrus and honeyed grapefruit. This pleasant, dry, crisp white is a noteworthy value, especially for a liter bottle. Consume it over the next year. "
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 87 pts
"There is a nice mineral aspect in the nose and even a salty, saline-like note mingling with fresh squeezed lime aromas; light to medium bodied and quite crisp, with a pretty array of fresh citrus flavors."
Beverage Dynamics (May 11th 2013), 88 pts, 4 Stars
"An outstanding bargain from this Austrian producer located in the southern part of Weinvertel, this should turn out to be a hugely popular wine, given the price point and the liter-sized bottle. Loads of wet rocks, crushed chalk and honeyed grapefruit as well as touches of apricots and apple skin are all present in this aromatic, light to medium-bodied, fresh, dry, zesty wine. Drink it over the next 1-2 years."
Wine Advocate (Issue 201, June 2012), 87 pts