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We would like to share good news from America with you. Wine Enthusiast magazine has released their tasting results for our Reserves. Here are the original tasting notes from Master of Wine Anne Krebiehl and some really great scores:

94 Points
Grüner Veltliner GOLDEN Weinviertel DAC Reserve 2019

“An incredibly intense yeastiness rises from the glass, signaling concentration, richness and intensity. The palate indeed follows up, adding really vivid white pepper notions to the mix. The salty, yeasty creaminess is edged with honey, pointing to the ripeness. This is bold, rounded, intense and textured.”

93 Points
Grüner Veltliner HOMMAGE Weinviertel DAC Reserve 2019

“Right from the first intense whiff it is clear that this is a bold, strong, concentrated wine. The palate is deep in a bold yeasty richness, inside it slumbers citrus pith, saltiness and white pepper savoriness. There is a little alcoholic heat that needs food to go with it, but texturally this is rounded, big and generous.”

93 Points
Riesling Reserve PASSION 2019

“Orange and lemon candy notes are vivid on the open nose. The palate has a slight fizziness and a touch of residual sweetness which both help to enhace that candy feeling of sweet-sour fruit gums.”

92 Points
Cuvée PRIVAT 2018

“Hints of smoke and tar are all that is revealed on this still closed nose. On the palate, this relaxes into a smooth gloss of blackberry, plum and black cherry. There is something smooth and flowing here, accentuated by freshness and a touch of cocoa. The tannins are fine and ripe and linger smokily on the finish.”

91 Points
St. Laurent Reserve ALTEN 2018

“Hints and woodsmoke and milk chocolate combine on the bold nose. Chocolate and smoke are joined by smooth, rich vanilla on the palate where they completely swathe the precise blackberry fruit in their richness. It is the freshness of the fruit that makes the difference here. Soft tannins sit well with the smooth, medium body which also reveals cinnamon on the finish.”

93 Points
Zweigelt Reserve BURG 2018

“Notions of earth, wet stone, camphor and black cherry make for a striking nose in this wine. The palate then adds an almost sweet vanilla lick to everything, making the cherry fruit and that camphor tone supersmooth and mellow. This is generous, bold, big and smooth.”

93 Points
Excellent Reserve 2018

“Smoky plum, blueberry and black cherry unite into dark-fruited richness on the nose. The palate is concentrated and despite the ripe fruit, there is a firm tannic structure and a certain muscular boldness. Slight cinnamon spice shimmers around the smokiness, melding into hints of tar. This is big and bold but also smooth and fresh.”

Julia Harding kindly tasted our wines for www.jancisrobinson.com. These are her results:

17/20 Points Gr. Veltliner Reserve HOMMAGE 2018
Even more spicy than the Golden 2018 and the fruit riper as well: ripe pear verging on exotic fruit and still lots of spice and zesty white pepper that seems to add a stony/mineral quality to the nose. On the palate, spicy and powerful, with a slight alcoholic sensation entwined with that spiciness. Mouth-filling and with a slight but harmonious tannic grip, a more oily minerality on the finish. A big, broad wine that is more about power than finesse. A very long, warm, spicy finish, almost fiery but there’s surprising freshness too on the finish. On the second day, it had developed a nutty aftertaste that I think might come from the acacia. (JH)

17/20 Points Gr. Veltliner Reserve GOLDEN 2018
Pale, gleaming gold. Richly spiced and smells like burnished gold, metaphorically speaking. Ripe yellow fruit but peppery too. Fills the mouth with almost honeyed citrus flavour, though it tastes pretty dry, the spice joining in on the finish. Broad and textured, almost chewy, full-flavoured and just balanced by the acidity, the spice on the finish seeming to add to the freshness. Very persistent. (JH)

17/20 Points Riesling Reserve PASSION 2018
Pale gold. Rich, ripe intense aroma of lemon, clementine, yellow plum and spice. Powerful, deep and spicy on the palate, more apricot than citrus. It tastes pretty dry thanks to the fresh acidity. Already complex and yet promises more with another year or so in bottle and should age well over 5–10 years, depending on your personal taste. Full-bodied but vibrant, and very long with a lovely spicy but fresh aftertaste. (JH)

16.5 ++/20 Points Excellent Reserve 2017
16.5 +/20 Points Privat 2017
16.5/20 Points Gr. Veltliner Reserve HUND 2018
16.5/20 Points Riesling SONNE 2018
16.5/20 Points Rosé LA GRANDE 2018
16.5/20 Points Heidrom Grand Reserve 2015
16.5/20 Points St Laurent Reserve ALTEN 2017
16/20 Points Wien.1 2018
15.5/20 Points Grüner Veltliner ZEISEN 2018

‘A la Carte’ – Austrias Wine-Guide 2020 is released and with it some outstanding ratings for our wines. We were particular curious about what the jury thinks about our new wines Cuvée Privat and Rosé La Grande and we definitely were not let down. See the fantastic results here:

94 Points Grüner Veltliner HOMMAGE Weinviertel DAC Reserve 2018

93 Points Excellent Reserve 2017

93 Points Privat 2017

93 Points St. Laurent Reserve ALTEN 2017

93 Points Riesling Reserve PASSION 2018

92 Points Rosé LA GRANDE 2018

94 Points Heidrom Grand Reserve 2015

The German Magazin ‘Savoir Vivre’ tasted our white & rosé Reserves and the results are thrilling:

BIG GOLD Riesling Reserve PASSION 2018

BIG GOLD Grüner Veltliner GOLDEN Weinviertel DAC Reserve 2018

BIG GOLD Grüner Veltliner HOMMAGE Weinviertel DAC Reserve 2018

BIG GOLD Chardonnay Reserve VISION 2016

BIG GOLD Rosé LA GRANDE 2018

GOLD Grüner Veltliner HUND Weinviertel DAC Reserve 2018

The Berliner Wein Trophy has become the world’s largest wine competition and Germany’s most important international wine tasting. For four days, 13.500 wines of 40 countries are tasted by an independent panel of experts consisting in oenologists, sommeliers, masters of wine, experienced traders, winegrowers and journalists. We are thrilled to see how our wines were rated by these experts:

8 Gold Medals:
Rosé LA GRANDE 2018
Wien.1 2018
Riesling PASSION 2018
Muskateller SAND 2018
Chardonnay Reserve VISION 2016
St. Laurent WALD 2018
Cuvée PRIVAT 2017
Heidrom Grand Reserve 2015

2 Silver Medals:
Riesling SONNE 2018
Weissburgunder NUSS 2018

After the 15 Gold medals we won at the State Wine Challenge, we are pleased about the great ratings of the Austrias reknown wine guide Falstaff. Amazing 22 wines of our current portfolio were awarded 90 and more points. Additionally we are honoured in the toplist in all 3 categories: white, red and rosé wines in the brandnew Falstaff Wine Guide. We are delighted that we could show again that we really feel good in all these categories. And here are the results:

Rosé Wines
TOPLIST: 92 Falstaff Points   Rosé LA GRANDE 2018 

White Wines
91 Falstaff Points Grüner Veltliner ZEISEN Weinviertel DAC 2018
92 Falstaff Points Grüner Veltliner HAID Weinviertel DAC 2018
93 Falstaff Points Grüner Veltliner HUND Weinviertel DAC Reserve 2018
93 Falstaff Points Grüner Veltliner GOLDEN Weinviertel DAC Reserve 2018
TOPLIST: 94 Falstaff Points Grüner Veltliner HOMMAGE Weinviertel DAC Reserve 2018
91 Falstaff Points Muskateller SAND 2018
91 Falstaff Points Sauvignon blanc TERROIR 2018
92 Falstaff Points Weissburgunder NUSS 2018
92 Falstaff Points Riesling SONNE 2018
93 Falstaff Points Riesling Reserve PASSION 2018
92 Falstaff Points ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Chardonnay EXKLUSIV 2018
93 Falstaff Points ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Chardonnay Reserve VISION 2016

Red Wines
90 Falstaff Points Zweigelt SANDSTEIN 2018
90 Falstaff Points ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​St. Laurent WALD 2018
92 Falstaff Points ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cuvée PRIVAT 2017
91 Falstaff Points Pinot Noir Reserve 2017
92 Falstaff Points St. Laurent Reserve ALTEN 2016
92 Falstaff Points Zweigelt Reserve BURG 2016
TOPLIST: 93 Falstaff Points Excellent Reserve 2016
94 Falstaff Points Heidrom Grand Reserve 2015

Sparkling
91 Falstaff Points Grüner Veltliner BRUT

Stuart Pigott tasted our wines for jamessuckling.com
Here are the results:

93 Points – Excellent Reserve 2016
92 Points – Zweigelt Reserve BURG 2016
93 Points – Grüner Veltliner GOLDEN Weinviertel DAC Reserve 2017
93 Points – Grüner Veltliner HUND Weinviertel DAC Reserve 2017
93 Points – Riesling Reserve PASSION 2016

The Gourmet&Travel Magazine “SAVOIR-VIVRE” invited to their big degustation. Wines of 2014 and 2015 from Germany, Austria and Alto Adige were tasted by experts in a blind tasting. Two of our wines made it to the podium:

Categorie: Grüner Veltliner
Ranked 2nd: Grüner Veltliner HOMMAGE Weinviertel DAC Reserve 2015
92 Savoir-Vivre-Punkte”

Categorie: Riesling
Ranked 3rd: Riesling Reserve PASSION 2015
91 Savoir-Vivre-Punkte
Nase: Saftige, reife Ananas, Mango
Gaumen: Orientalische Würze, ausgewogenes Süße-Säure-Spiel, harmonisch, stoffig.
Nachhall: Sehr lang, orientalische Würze

cf. Savoir-Vivre issue 9+10/2016

Is it possible to make really big Riesling in our region? We think, it is. Particularly selected grapes, late harvest, natural yeast, fermented and matured in the traditional acacia barrels. Outstanding Riesling.

Crazily intense fragrance of roses, also peach and apricot, a bit of mango, a touch of grapefruit, so much fruit! On the palate extremely full and mulitlayered. Very precise acidity, a bit of nectarine, mineral and very fruity, very long finish.

“This is a stunning good Riesling from the Weinviertel.” Wine Advocate Stephan Reinhardt, erobertparker.com on Riesling Reserve PASSION 2015

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