Saturday, July 3, 2010

Weingut Eder 2006 Wachau Gruner Veltliner Federspiel

Extremely pale straw color.

Fresh smell of river-washed stones. Gruner Veltliner is often said to be characterized by a white pepper smell.

Dry peppery flavor, crisp, food-friendly to a fault. More than a little spritzig.

Outstanding bottle at $14.99, not a very complex wine, but an entirely enjoyable one. Once-trendy Gruner Veltliner is out of fashion in the USA right now, but I think it has every superior quality save novelty.

Federspiel is a Wachau ripeness category roughly similar to the German Kabinett, but made in a drier style.

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