TN: 2014 FX Pichler

No wine with dinner (dubu kimchi) Sat as I was picking up Betsy at LaGuardi a late, but Sunday the 2014 FX Pichler Loibner Berg Gruner Veltliner Smarag d with grilled swordfish, corn/cape gooseberry/basil salad, quinoa, and cap rese. Really full-bodied GV, green apple and peach with white pepper, smoke , and herb. Acidity is enough to keep it from being ponderous, big yet bala nced wine. Yet from a food matching standpoint I wished I had brought up a Federspiel instead. B+/B
Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B a good wine, C drinkable. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a p arty where it was only choice.Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivi ty, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
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DaleW
This comports with my own experience. Granted, I am also a devoted bottom feeder, so Federspiels fit better within my budget, but I also like them better food than Smaragd. It's much the same with Mosel Riesling: I find Kabinett and some Spätlesen to be far easier to pair with food than Auslesen and higher Prädikats. Of course, RS also plays a role.
Mark Lipton
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Mark Lipton

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