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2010 Wohlmuth Gelber Muskateller Steinriegel 750ml

2010 Wohlmuth Gelber Muskateller Steinriegel

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Very elegant with an aromatic nose displaying fresh, grapey muscat notes and ripe lemon, while maintaining a precise, mineral focus. It's a delightful, fruity, dry wine that's ideal on a hot summer's day. - Schneider's of Capitol Hill

Producer: Wohlmuth Winery
Website: www.wohlmuth.at

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Available Vintages:
2010(750ml)  


Varietal: Muscat
Muscat was one of the first grapes to be identified and cultivated and is, more accurately speaking, the name given to the family of four main sub-varieties. The most important is Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains and Muscat of Alexandria. Due to the high level of Monoterpenes they are almost unique in producing wines with a distinctively grapey and musky aroma. Muscat Blanc is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular light-skinned varieties making the Moscatel’s of Spain and Moscato’s of Italy. These wines are typically very fragrant and low-alcohol, sweet, sparkling wine. The grape is also grown in France, making bone-dry whites in Alsace and sweet fortified ‘Vins doux naturels’ in the hotter climes in south of the country. In Australia, it is the darker hued Muscat of Alexandria which forms the countries finest liqueur Muscats, delivering unctuous aromas of citrus peel and sweet spice. Good examples come from Barossa and Rutherglen Valley.

Country: Austria
Austria's reputation for its wine has progressively matched that of its great stem ware (Riedel and Schott Zwiesel, to name a couple) and is now offering some of the best values at all price points. Split up into three main regions, the majority of production occurs in the flat fertile plains of Niederösterreich, or Lower Austria, in the north east corner of the country. The sub-regions of Kamptal, Kremstal, and Wachau offer some of the finest Rieslings and national specialty, Gruner Veltiner, Austria's number one grape which accounts for a third of vines across the country. Burgenland is Austria's second largest and sunniest region. Known for its reds and sweet botrytized whites, red grapes Zweiglet and Blaufränkisch is increasing popularity producing light wines similar to intensity to Pinot Noir. Although most white wine varieties are diminishing in prominence Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat are on the up. Lastly, Seiermark or Styria, the country's most southerly and smallest region accounting for about 7% of output. A lot of which is consumed locally at Huerigen, or bars, set up by the winemakers. Welschriesling is the most popular however Sauvignon Blanc is quickly catching up.

Region: Burgenland
The "Red Wine Quarter" receives almost 2,000 hours of sunshine per year. Add to that, the warm winds from the Pannonian Plain and you can understand the regions reputation as a red-wine producer. Its most prominent red grape varities are Zwiegelt, Blaufränkisch, St.Laurent and Pinot Noir. The Lake Neusiedl region in the northen area of the region is known for fine Prädikat-level dessert wines produced from Welschriesling, Chardonnay and Scheurebe.

Sub-Region: Sudsteiermark

Type: White
White wine is a wine whose color can be pale-yellow, yellow-green, and yellow-gold colored. The wine is produced from a variety of grape varieties. The flavor and color comes from the juice of the grape and sometimes the skin of the grape as well. Interestingly, not all white wine comes from white grapes. Some select red grapes are used as in Champagne.