Thursday, November 27, 2014

Höpler 2013 Grüner Veltliner (Austria)

Höpler 2013 Grüner Veltliner, Austria, (100% Grüner Veltliner), $11.99-$14.99, 90 points, appeared almost water-clear with a slight golden tint.
The nose was a lovely citrus with a floral component.
Light-bodied, crisp with good acidity, and clean flavors of grapefruit, lemon meringue, and just a passing hibiscus note with a sense of wet-stone minerality.
Finished fair on the trailing palate, a gentile touch of the 11.5% alcohol with a ginger note.
Höpler 2013 Grüner Veltliner reminded me of a softer NZ Sauvignon Blanc with an enhanced Gavi lightness, which just might make this a great pairing with a fillet of sole.


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  1. GV is a great varietal, sounds like this one was a good 'un.