The Morning Claret

Simon J Woolf & Friends on Wild and Wonderful Wines

Day: 3 September 2020

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

Fritsch – Roter Veltliner Ried Steinberg 2019

A radically different expression of Roter Veltliner than those of Leth or Josef Fritz, this has biting citrus acids and honeyed notes, and relatively lean fruit. It’s persistent on the finish, with a charming, refined fruit core. Tightly wound , Read more

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

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

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.