With roast chicken, leftover mushroom risotto, and arugula the 2016 Hirtzberger ? Rotes Tor? Gruner Veltliner Federspiel (I had originally gotten this out thinking I?d get some oily fish, but ended up not having time to go to fish market, it went fine with chicken). Peach and pea, some white pepper., nice stony finish. Balanced fruit , acid, and mineral notes. For me GV Federspiel seems to be the sweet spot in Austrian whites. 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 party where it was only choice.Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
- posted 1 year ago