Tag Archives: Riesling

Great Austrian Whites – 2010 Vintage

We could make a strong argument for the output of our top Austrian producers being among the most exciting wines available anywhere and at any price. Their wines offer a unique set of flavours; both the Riesling and Grüner Veltliner varieties age gracefully and are amazingly versatile with food, managing to display freshness, weight and power […]

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2010 German Wines: Dr. Loosen, Fritz Haag and Weingut Leitz

2010 was a difficult vintage in both the Mosel and the Rheingau, where, due to dramatic swings in the weather throughout the year, producers were met with a number of challenges and extremely low yields. However, for the best producers, the resultant wines, though very small in quantity, are brilliantly concentrated, extraordinarily dense with enormous […]

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2009 Dr Loosen: Great Riesling

The word “great” is bandied around all too frequently when describing vintages, but the more we taste, read and discuss the 2009 vintage in Germany, the more we believe that it is truly great. A particularly severe winter was followed by warm and wet spring, which continued through into June and July. While all this sun […]

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2009 Austrian Grüner Veltliner and Riesling

2009, according to the Austrian Wine Marketing Board, was an exceptional vintage and the latest in a long run of great vintages finishing in the number nine that stretches right back to 1959. While the weather was mixed and occasionally even extreme, causing low yields due to a combination of heavy rain, steep terraces and […]

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