Weingut Bernhard Ott Stein Gruner Veltliner 2016
|Region||Austria, Niederösterreich, Kamptal|
|Brand||Weingut Bernhard Ott|
The sun-ripened yellow pear notes on the nose of this wine still have the faintest touch of flinty reduction. The concentrated salty, yeasty flavors on the palate bring a pithy, lip-smacking note of miso and soy. This is impressive and lasting. Drink 2018-2026.
Coming from gneiss soils covered with white and red sand and finally loess, the 2016 Engabrunner Stein 1ÃÂTW is Ott's one and only Kamptal GrÃÂ¼ner Veltliner. Intensely citrus-colored, the wine opens with a clear and flinty bouquet of perfectly ripe white fruits and exciting citrus aromas. Round, finessed and elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, complex and mineral Veltliner with intense and lingering fruit aromas that are almost tropical. Although the 2016 is a bit too sweet for my taste, and also lunch or dinner, it is well structured due to the fine acidity and perfectly integrated minerality. Mind, though, that as soon as the CO2 has disappeared, the wine will taste sweeter than in the beginning. Tasted as a sample at Schloss Gobelsburg in July 2017.
Well-crafted, with ripe pear, blanched almond and bergamot flavors. Powerful acidity cuts through, delivering notes of quinine and sage that linger on the broad finish. Drink now through 2026. 70 cases imported.