Aigner - Grüner Veltliner Kremstal ida 2017
Aigner – Grüner Veltliner Kremstal ida 2017 (86 tsomw points)
This Grüner is from the kremstal region. One of the most recent additions to the long list of high quality wine regions, only being distinguished as a wine region in its own right separate from neighbouring Wachau in 2007. As implied in its name, Kremstal centres on the town of Krems-an-der-Donau, a historic wine town named after a small river that runs out of the mountains and pours into the Danube River (known as the Donau) 55km northwest of Vienna.
The region is Austria’s smallest wine regions at only 2,250 hectares of vines and responsible for about 5% of total Austrian production. Vineyards in Kremstal are planted mostly to the uniquely Austrian variety Grüner Veltliner, although this grape is not as prolific and dominant as in other neighbouring regions (55-60% of production) Riesling is the next most grown with a quarter of production
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright yellow color with greenisch reflections.
On the nose citrus, stonefruit and green apple with hints of spices and white flowers.
On the palate juicy, fresh with nice acidity. A really nice summer sipper with flavours of citrus, yellow fruit and nice minderality. The medium aftertaste is tasty and fresh.