The Morning Claret

Simon J Woolf & Friends on Wild and Wonderful Wines

Month: September 2020

Josef Fritz – Roter Veltliner Ried Mordthal 2019

Quite aromatic and peachy on the nose, with an exotic and expressive character to the fruit (some guava and ripe mango notes). Well defined, pin-sharp acids that provide great balance here. A fruit-forward, pure & elegant style.

Fritsch – Riesling Ried Mordthal 2019

Tightly wound and filled with citrus notes, this is a relatively simplistic wine at the moment. There’s plenty of freshness and drive, and very subtle lees texture apparent on the finish. Needs time to open up a bit.

Bernhard Ott – Grüner Veltliner Ried Spiegel 2018

Peppery and citrus, this is a taut, lively effort with citrus essential oils and pepper. Concentrated, yet really tight and focused on the palate, it’s a style that may need yet more bottle age to really show at its best.

Leth – Roter Veltliner Ried Scheiben 2019

Slightly oily textured, there’s a turkish delight character to this Roter Veltliner that makes it feel quite exotic. It’s in danger of becoming a bit flabby on the palate though – with lowish acid and high alcohol. That said, the Read more

Böheim – Ried Stuhlwerker 2018

A big, spicy and oak influenced cuvee that has been well made, but right now is just too tannic to be enjoyable. There’s plenty of red berry fruit and freshness, so with luck this will emerge a little from behind Read more

Leth – Grüner Veltliner Ried Scheiben 2019

Creamy ripe apple, and a bit of butter drive this ripe but nicely balanced Grüner, which has great acidity and a hint of pepper on the finish. After the attack, it becomes slightly angular on the finish. Not a great Read more