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SCHLOSS GOBELSBURG “Ried Renner” Grüner Veltliner Erste Lage 2017

(Kamptal, Austria) $50

Schloss Gobelsburg is one of my favorite wineries and this, one of their exquisite grüner veltliners, is from the top single vineyard (or “Ried”) named Renner.  It’s an Erste Lage—the German term for premier cru. The wine is so fresh, pure, and vivid it’s like gulping ice cold mountain air. It also fairly vibrates with minerality, and howls with white peppery sassiness. Schloss Gobelsburg is a palatial castle on the Danube River that until the 1990s was a Cistercian monastery and winery. As in Burgundy, France, the monks of Austria knew where and how to create great wine. Taste this and you’ll see. (13% abv)

93 points KM

Available at MacArthur Beverages

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