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2006 Franz Hirtzberger Gruner Veltliner "Rotes Tor – Federspiel"

Gruner Veltliner

Winery: Franz Hirtzberger

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rotes Tor – Federspiel"

Wine Category: Gruner Veltliner

Grape blend: 100% Gruner Veltliner

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Wachau

State or country: Austria

Price: $27

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: November 12, 2007

Wine Review: You can see why chefs and restaurants like Grüner Veltliner. It is very food friendly. This light yellow wine opens with a mild bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is well balanced, smooth, and displays some minerality and light lime like flavors. The finish is dry and fades slowly. This wine would pair really nicely with seared scallops. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Yellow apple and citrus fruit mingle with floral and herbal character on the nose, while the palate displays more zingy green apple, mineral, and Gruner's typical white pepper spice. Serve chilled on a hot day and have a second bottle ready to go because the first one will disappear quickly and leave you wanting more.

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