Friday, August 22, 2008

Wieninger - A Chardonnay made in Vienna

Vienna is a city with many charms. Wine is one of the unique things about it. Wine is an integral part of its tradition, wine will be served even in kids birthdays (for the parents...). Vienna is one of the only cities in the world with significant wine production - around 700 hectares of vineyards. One of the well known and best wineries in Vienna is Wieninger, which produces a pretty diverse set of wines. I've always loved their Chardonnay Select (mid range chard.) and the 2006 stood up to the expectations.

Wieninger Chardonnay Select 2006
Light straw color with a medium body. Summer flower blossom, Mellon, green pears along with Vanilla. The mouth feel is very smooth and just slightly buttery. The affect of using large casks and just some barrel creates a lighter wine which works great in the local heat. Nice finish. Excellent 89

A nice promotional video about the winery is available on youtube.

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