2017 Pichler Krutzler Klostersatz Gruner VeltlinerGruner Veltliner from Austria
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Pichler-Krutzler from Austria’s famed Wachau region is operated by Erich Krutzler and his wife Elisabeth Pichler-Krutzler, the son-in-law and daughter of F.X. Pichler. Erich is...
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Reduction and yeast vie for attention with rounded, ripe pear notes on the nose of this wine. The yeast wins out with its savory hints of soy, sage and salt. The palate is textured, concentrated and juicy, with lots of lemony freshness. A lovely, exciting and spicy mouthful.
-- Anne Krebiehl, MW
Pichler-Krutzler from Austria’s famed Wachau region is operated by Erich Krutzler and his wife Elisabeth Pichler-Krutzler, the son-in-law and daughter of F.X. Pichler. Erich is a very serious and talented winemaker in his own right, having inherited a great Blaufränkisch vineyard in Südburgenland from his family estate, Krutzler, where he was for several years the winemaker, and has had a couple of international award-winning projects in Slovenia. Erich and Elisabeth now have 10 hectares of vines. Their viticulture is “sustainable”. They use no insecticides, only organic manure as fertilizer, and gentle tilling of the soil. In the vinification, Erich and Elisabeth use indigenous yeasts for all cuvées except in an occasional year for the spring-bottled wines.
Because Erich has a vineyard of Blaufrankisch in the Südburgenland, they are not members of Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districtus. This gives Erich the flexibility, though, to do things in vinification that he feels are more natural, and indeed he is very proud that they use no additives like finings in their wines and keeping their wines sometimes on the fine lees with very low SO2 for up to a year.
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|Taste||high acid, asparagus, white pepper, citrus and grapefruit|
|Nose||melon, citrus and spice|