Brundlmayer Gruner Veltliner Alte Reben 2017

Brundlmayer Gruner Veltliner Alte Reben 2017

 

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Brundlmayer
Gruner Veltliner Alte Reben 2017
  • Vintage : 2017
  • Country : Austria
  • Region : Kamptal
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Medium Bodied Aromatic Dry
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Grüner Veltliner

A rich and still juvenile bouquet of hay & honey blossoms, melon, yellow fruit with subtle exotic tones, as well as apple and citrus peel, followed by a whiff of peppery and toasty spice, at first fresh and dry but very sappy, with a creamy texture, almost rich, very complex and detailed, i.e. blossom honey, freshly cut citrus, apple and stone fruit, nicely contoured & firmly interwoven, with a long and spicy finish.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 92 2017
WE Wine Enthusiast 93 2015
WS Wine Spectator 92 2014
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 92 2013
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“Alte Reben” means “old vines” and designates a wine sourced from renowned vineyards, all situated around Langenlois and its plants averaging 45 years. So, here we are speaking of an “Ortswein”, a very fine “local wine” in a reserve style. (On a Burgundy label this level of quality would be expressed by “Village Vielles Vignes”). Older vines are less productive, forming fewer and smaller grapes which then profit from a well-developed root system, reaching deeply into the ground. “Alte Reben” supply their fruit easier with water and potent nourishment. As a consequence, wines of these vineyards can be extremely flavorful and concentrated.

Grapes were harvested parcel by parcel throughout October with a meticulous hand selection. The must was partly fermented in used Austrian oak barrels as well as in stainless steel tanks and was finally racked into big oak casks for further maturation.

Tasting Note: A rich and still juvenile bouquet of hay & honey blossoms, melon, yellow fruit with subtle exotic tones, as well as apple and citrus peel, followed by a whiff of peppery and toasty spice, at first fresh and dry but very sappy, with a creamy texture, almost rich, very complex and detailed, i.e. blossom honey, freshly cut citrus, apple and stone fruit, nicely contoured & firmly interwoven, with a long and spicy finish.

Robert Parker (RP) : 92 Points (2017)
The 2017 Grüner Veltliner Langenloiser Alte Reben offers an intense, generous, elegant, refined, coolish, spicy-mineral bouquet of perfectly ripe, healthy fruits. Full-bodied, fresh and intense with juicy fruit and delicate tannin structure, this is a generous but pure, terroir-driven Veltliner sourced from more than 40-year-old vines, mainly in the Spiegel and Käferberg. The finish is lovely, pure, fresh and salty, very stimulating but also complex.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 93 Points (2015)
Funky yeast still holds sway on the nose. Underneath that are notions of ripe juicy pear and a soft hint of vanilla. The palate strikes a sonorous balance between smoky vanilla and gently peppered pears. There is concentration and promise. The finish is nutty and very long. This is still tightly closed and needs to unfurl, but will become a great gastronomic wine.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 92 Points (2014)
Sonorous nutty notes meld with herbal spice. Tangy grapefruit zest swings into there somewhere, as does a much clearer note of green Conference pear. This is closed but smooth and will open up like a flower bud. On the palate, there is a wonderfully pliant, lemon-accented texture of real freshness.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 92 Points (2013)
Quite broad and caressing on the palate yet at the same time generously juicy with honeydew melon, tangy apple and rhubarb, this wine mingles pungent, nutmeg-tinged green herbs with savory, sweetly-smoky blond tobacco, finishing long on saliva-inducing salinity, subtly peppery bite, ore-like mineral depth, and a winsome sense of extract sweetness. Having been picked later than Bründlmayer’s Berg Vogelsang or Loiserberg Grüner Veltliner, not to mention those vineyards that informed his Erste Lage bottlings, this was quite correctly judged unlikely to benefit from any malolactic transformation. (DS) (11/2015)

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