2012 F.X. Pichler Gruner Veltliner Federspiel Klostersatz
Gruner Veltliner - 750ML
  • WA 91
  • WS 90
  • WE 90

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In Stock: 12 btls
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WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
Though harvested around the end of September and in the context of a concerted effort to achieve moderate alcohol, at 12.5% the Pichler 2012 Gruner Veltliner Federspiel Klostersatz is on the border of what would when that... Though harvested around the end of September and in the context of a concerted effort to achieve moderate alcohol, at 12.5% the Pichler 2012 Gruner Veltliner Federspiel Klostersatz is on the border of what would when that name was introduced in1987 have qualified – just – as Smaragd, and made a vintner happy he could announce that on the label. Pungent notes of herbs and lentil sprout translate into a sappy, nutty-vegetal palate presence combining palpable density with considerable buoyancy on a soothingly silken palate. Smoky black tea, crushed stone, and saliva-liberating salinity add to the interest, invigoration and mouthwatering savor of a sustained finish. Lucas Pichler attributes both the surprising degree of levity and the extra measure of depth here vis-a-vis the corresponding Frauenweingarten bottling to the advantages of gravel versus sand. That having been noted and credited, I’m bound to say that the “sandy” Frauenweingarten displays levity, exuberance and charm of its own when one returns to it from a tasting of its ostensible betters. Plan to enjoy this Klostersatz through 2017. - David Schildknecht
WS 90
Wine Spectator, December 2013
An elegant, refined style, with crisp green apple- and citrus-infused flavors that take on rich notes of lemon cream. Hints of fennel and celery salt grace the finish. Drink now through 2017. – KM
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast, September 2013
This is a crisp, but also rich style of Federspiel. It is full of ripe pear and apple flavor as well as a fine pinch of pepper. Acidity creeps in the background to balance this ready-to-drink wine. Screwcap.
Color & Type White
Varietal Gruner Veltliner
Country Austria
Region Niederosterreich
Sub-region Wachau
Vintage 2012
Percent alcohol 12.5%
Closure Screw Cap