2017 Nikolaihof "Hefeabzug" Gruner Veltliner

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2017 Nikolaihof "Hefeabzug" Gruner Veltliner

Gorgeous Grüner Veltliner!
"Lingering mineral structure in the serious and persistent finish." The Wine Advocate

Nikolaihof is the standard from which all other Gruner-Veltliners are judged.

This Austrian white wine is pure, crisp and vibrant!

A classic example of Gruner, prepare yourself for a burst of stone fruit, white pepper, oyster shells, herbs, and a hint of mint on both the nose and palate.

Here are a few highlights about this gorgeous white:

  • Biodynamically grown grapes and Demeter Certified
  • Nikolaihof is one of the oldest wine estates in Austria dating back to the Roman empire;
  • Nikolaihof has been practicing Bio-dynamics since 1971, making them one of the longest Bio-dynamic practicing wineries in the world;
  • Nikolaihof also functions as an independent, bio-diverse farm, growing various herbs, fruit and flowers, and tending beehives for honey.

Why are these facts relevant? Because, bio-dynamic, non-interventionist farming allows the grapes to express their true character. Delicious!

From seafood to salads, enjoy this gorgeous Gruner all Spring and Summer long with its, "very attractive summer-meadow nose." James Suckling

Enjoy!

$26.95 per bottle / $323.40 per case

Summary


WINE SPECTATOR

93 / 100

"Multilayered and idiosyncratic, but focused and precise, exhibiting plenty of fruit and spice flavors, with pumpkin spice, cinnamon, passion fruit and lavender notes, balanced by a well-defined structure. Combines concentration and grace, showing the potential to improve over time."


Product Details


Producer: Nikolaihof

Country: Austria

Region: No

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Grüner Veltliner

Vintage: 2017

Size: 750ml

Code: W7001