2015 Weingut Türk Grüner Veltliner Kremser Sandgrube, Kremstal DAC Reserve, Austria
This Austrian Grüner Veltliner white wine comes from the original Kremser Sandgrube village vineyard whose planting records date back to 1215.
It is here a famous vineyard site characterized by powerful loess soils with good exposure, that has proven particularly suited to the production of quality Grüner Veltliner wines.
So how good is Weingut Türk’s Kremser Sandgrube?
This Reserve Grüner Veltliner white from Kremstal comes in a very shiny lemon-yellow color of medium intensity, very bright and lively to look at. From the appearance, it seems there’s fait bit of stuff packed into this wine.
So, let’s dig in!
The nose is also very bright, with a clean fresh lemon aroma dominating the profile.
It smells very fresh and pure, a very lean scent of fresh citrus, complemented by delicate green apple and slightly green apricot or peach. There’s some salinity shining through as well, like a sea breeze or the salty-like sensation of a smell you get from fresh oysters.
Extremely elegant and refined to smell, sophisticated I’m tempted to say. A pure expression of concentrated white grapes!
The palate is slightly off-dry, with what appears as a touch of residual sugars. But the good acidity gives the wine more of a dry wine sensation, the sugars acting simply as an acidity-balancing element.
Plenty of fresh lemon flavors, that come with a lemony bitterness to the finish as well, like the bitterness you get from lemon skin or lime. Enjoyable, crisp, refreshing but also salivating to the finish from this touch of bitters and the saline minerality detected on the nose that is confirmed here.
An oily texture, with some good body like it is typical from Grüner Veltliner, but we are here more with a crispy citrusy expression rather than the super oily powerful expression sometimes found in Austrian Grüner.
I regretted what appeared to me as a little excess in sulphites (So2) which gives the wine a sharp mineral edge, and makes the otherwise super fruity feel heavier than it should.
An Austrian Grüner Veltliner that has captured the essence of the grape, filled with fresh and fragrant primary characters of citrus, fresh lemon and green apricot.
The wine’s minerality complements a crisp acidity and a distinct and enjoyable salinity for a balanced and tasty experience.
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Wine & Food Pairing?
A wine to pair with tasty and rich foods: strong and creamy cheeses, cured meats (charcuterie), or Asian cuisine.