The Morning Claret

Simon J Woolf & Friends on Wild and Wonderful Wines

Day: 14 May 2020

Buchmayer – Grüner Veltliner Natural 2019

Impressive given that it’s so young, this is a ripe and fairly full bodied Grüner, with chunky green plum and gooseberry fruit. There’s a lot of flavour and depth here, a nice balance and plenty of expression. Not particularly peppery, Read more

Buchmayer – Grüner Veltliner Kalvarienberg 2019

A single vineyard version of the same producer’s Grüner Veltliner Natural, this is also the first vintage to be Demeter certified. The nose shows lots of ripeness, and some signs of oak ageing (a butterscotch hint). There’s a delightful interplay Read more

Buchmayer – Grüner Veltliner Kalvarienberg 2018

Very restrained on the nose, with some delicate notes of angelica and wild herbs. A hint of oak, but pretty well integrated. Very harmonious, with a rather silken texture and a long lingering finish of considerable refinement. The fruit feels Read more

Buchmayer – Gelber Traminer Natural 2019

Gelber Traminer is currently the only one of Thomas Buchmayer’s white wines that is both skin fermented (4 weeks skin contact) and vinified/bottled completely without add sulphites. It wears its cloudiness proudly on the robe too. There’s lots of ripe Read more

Buchmayer – Gelber Traminer Natural 2018

Noticeably fresher and higher in acidity than its 2019 twin, this cloudy, macerated yellow traminer (4 weeks skin contact and no added sulphites) has herby, yellow plum and fresh apricot aromas which also carry over onto the palate. It’s certainly Read more