Nigl 2017 Freiheit Gruner Veltliner
100% Gruner Veltliner | Alc: 12.5%
This wine was sourced from 3 vineyards in Krems and is picked earlier than the grapes in Senftenberg, where Martin Nigl’s other vineyards and winery are located. Raised in stainless steel and bottled at night when the wine is cold, to preserve freshness. Freiheit shows pear and lime peel notes as well as floral and grassy components, with a clean mineral finish.
“An exuberant style, gaining a fizzy impression from the minerality. The core expresses peach, tarragon and cardamom details, but the savoriness takes the front seat. Very well-built, with focused acidity and a vivid structure. Echoing finish. Drink now through 2027.” 92 Pts – Wine Spectator
“Savory yeast and white pepper inform the pear and lemon notes on the nose. They carry through on the palate where their fluid unity, helped along the very slender dry palate by bright lemon freshness is most enticing. A rollicking, if light little wine with a lip-smacking finish.” 91 Pts – Wine Enthusiast
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