Bright, complex, and creamy, this Grosses Gewächs (great growth) is Loosen's best from this grand cru vineyard.
Sweet pear and apple, backed by sour/bitter lime peel, are the dominant flavors on the palate from this German Grosse Lage (grand cru) vineyard.
A tasting led by Master Sommelier Aldo Sohm demonstrates Grüner Veltliner's expressive range and raises questions about the taste of terroir.
An interesting wine, one that changes significantly with its temperature. Chilled, it leads with white flowers and lychee, trending to Meyer lemon on the mid-palate, all with an underlying pear. Acids are light, residual sugar evident, but all pleasantly so. Let it get a bit closer to room temperature, though, and it changes. The nose is a little toasty, with apples and a touch of gasoline in the background. On the palate, baked apple and sweet pear blend with white pepper, leading to a finish that lingers and brings back the memory of your last ginger snap. Drink with chicken salad before it gets too cold for a picnic. Recommended. DH
This opens with apples and pears dipped in honey, a lovely lemon background with great acidity, and a mouth-coating feel and lingering finish. Residual sugar is apparent, but not overwhelming. It is food-friendly enough to drink with almost anything other than red meat. Pork chops are highly recommended.
Though the weather near me has been flirting with fall, I have faith that we've got at least one more good summer weekend left.