Hugl Grüner Veltliner 2013

Although labeled as Hugl Weine, it seems clear that this wine comes from the Weingut Hugl-Wimmer.  According to importer Kysela Pere et Fils, Ltd., the vintner is “a young family-run winery located in the north-east of Austria, in Ketzelsdorf-Poysdorf.  The owners Sylvia and Martin Hugl aim to produce fruity, full-bodied wines that are typical of the region and the soils.  They make use of the experience of their parents and combine it with their know-how and modern techniques to create high-quality wines.” And it appears that Weingut Hugl-Wimmer is not just another “family-owned” operation.  On their own website, the Hugls state quite clearly that their parents and siblings also join in the work as needed.  So it really is family-run.

Vineyard:  Hugl Weine
Varietal:  Grüner Veltliner
Vintage:  2013
Appellation:  Niederösterreich, Austria
Price:  $10.59 for 1 Liter at Whole Foods

Notes:  The color of this Austrian white was a pale golden hue.  The bouquet held scents of peach and nectarine.  The body was light and acidity was fine.  Alcohol was at 13.5%.  On the palate I found peach, some citrus, notes of almond, grass, and just a touch of honey.  It was a pleasant, refreshing glass of wine.  I think it would make a nice accompaniment to a light white fish.

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