The faintest hint of smoke and subtle earth immediately announces pleasure. The subtle palate has the softest tannic grip, as if made of translucent red gauze, and majors on earthiness rather than fruit, as so many food friendly, traditional Austrian Pinot Noirs do. This is a lovely, delicious example of this unobtrusive but elegant style.
Reviews wines from Austria, Alsace and England
German-born but London-based, Anne Krebiehl MW is a freelance wine writer contributing to international wine publications. She also lectures, consults and translates and has helped to make wine in New Zealand, Germany and Italy. She adores acidity in wine and is thus perfectly suited to her Austria/Alsace/England beat. Her particular weaknesses are Pinot Noir, Riesling and traditional-method sparkling wines.