Brundlmayer Gruner Veltliner Kamptal Terrassen 2011
Terry Theise: CORE-LIST WINE. This has attitude in 2011; herbs and even a hint of lees; the palate is cool and minty, with a firm peppery finish. More of a textbook GrüVe than either the glowy 2009 or the burly 10. Not yet reviewed; 2010 vintage rated 88 points by both Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator, which wrote: Crisp and rich, offering juicy flavors of ripe ruby grapefruit, peach and baked apple, with hints of apricot. Salt and pepper notes mark the finish. Drink now through 2016.
Weingut Bründlmayer is situated in Langenlois, some 70 km north-west of Vienna, upstream along the Danube in the Lower Austrian Kamp Valley. The wooded hills of the Waldviertel protect the vineyards from the cold north-westerly winds. During the day, the sun warms the stony terraces, while at night the fresh, fragrant forest air drifts through the Kamp Valley into the Langenloiser Arena.