The concentrated, dried fruit notes in this Grüner suggest a bit of botrytis. That said, this is a tight, lively and quite mineral reading of Grüner, with a lot of excitement and lift.
There’s some noticeable botrytis (noble rot) character in this wine, with spiced honey and lifted citrus notes. This is a big, broad style, somewhat atypical for Proidl and perhaps not entirely my favourite from this estate.
Ripe, spicy and tangy – and surprisingly broad for Proidl. Yet with typically racy acids and expressive mineral glints.
Diwald’s Goldberg has a scintillating interplay between racy acids and tangy berry fruit – think gooseberry, citrus, even whitecurrant. On the nose, it is still a little closed, with a bit of white peach and pear slice. The girth of Read more
You might think that Grüner Veltliner grown on a heavier clay (loess) soil would result in a big wine. But here the result is a pin-sharp, tight and quite lean effort, with very well defined peach fruit and a little Read more
Martin Diwald’s 2019 is one of the more outspoken vintages of his Eisehut vineyard that I’ve tasted so far. Normally a very shy wine when young, here it shows delicate aromas of fresh herbs and crushed rocks. There are whisps Read more
A spicy, lime-infused style, ripe but also mineral, with a hint of sweetness on the finish. Not particularly elegant, but fresh and attractive and ready to drink now.
Fascinating to have an expression of Grüner that is so light and crisp. This may not be the most complex Kremstal Grüner, but it is fresh, with notes of apricot and a slick of green pepper.
A muted style that has a salty mineral energy, but somehow lacks true freshness. The nose has some herby, slighty stale characteristics, as does the palate. For lovers of mineral expression, you could knock yourself out with all the crushed Read more
Creamy, indeed almost buttery, with a hint that the oak has perhaps not completely integrated here. That said, the texture and body of this wine are quite luxuriant and enjoyable, with a slightly salty mineral quality that lifts the finish Read more