Due to the phenomenal success of the two Gruner Veltiners and Zweigelt we brought in from Muller in Austria during 2012 we’ve decide to take a punt on their wonderful Riesling, Zweigelt reserve and for those of you with a sweet tooth their luscious Eiswein.
Muller ‘Gottweiger Berg’ Riesling 2011 €14.95
The grapes for this lovely Riesling come from the Gottweiger Mountain. Cool fermentation gives this wine light green-yellow in the colour glass, juicy stone fruit aromas on the nose, compact on the palate with refreshing apricot and citrus fruits, a wine with a fresh minerally finish. A great alternative to German and Alsatian wines.
Muller ‘Gottweiger Berg’Zweiglet Reserve 2010 €17.95
Selected Zeigelt grapes are aged in small oak casks for 12 months prior to bottling. More body and depth than it’s little brother this wine displays ruby and garnet colors in the glass, beautiful scents of cherries and fine spices develop in the nose, with nice oaky tones,powerful and substantial on the palate; a wine with a good aging potential.
Muller ‘Gottweiger Berg’ Gruner Veltiner Eiswein 2008 €29.95
The grapes come from various locations around the mountain in the southern Göttweiger Kremstal. The grapes for the Grüner Veltliner Eiswein, are selected from prime locations in Muller vineyards; only the best and ripest grapes are left hanging. These grapes are ripened until the end of December in order to achieve a good sugar content. On 31 December 2008, it was so far, the temperatures were low enough at 9 ° C and 31 ° KMW all the grapes were harvested and rapidly brought into the cellar. The frozen grapes were pressed to obtain the typical characteristics of icewine. Then the must was fermented and stored for several months on the lees.
Bright golden yellow, ripe nose of mango and melon on the palate, soft caramel tones, and peach. Spices on the finish, very good fruit-acid structure, and a wonderful recurring finish that lingers for what seems like an age afterward.