James Suckling
Wine Enthusiast
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Alzinger Durnstein Federspiel Gruner 2022

Product description

Leo Alzinger is located in Unterloiben, just across the street from Knoll. Leo owns parcels in two of the great vineyards in this part of the river valley: Loibenberg and Steinertal. Alzinger’s wines are never forceful or assertive; they are instead amazingly sanguine and calmly transparent.

The Durnsteiner Federspiel Gruner Veltliner is an elegant example of what Gruner can be, always crystal clear, animating and wholesome, with herbs, citrus, and fresh stone fruit.

92 Points - James Suckling

Bright and fruity gruner showing aromas of pineapples, papayas and peaches. Medium-bodied, juicy and vibrant. Excellent length, too, with citrus zest and nutmeg notes at the end.

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Graceful with a mineral crunch adding to the notes of apple and lime, all backed by a firm backbone of acidity. This is a rather delicate example, with nice floral highlights and a sea-salt note, which would all match beautifully with smoked fish.