Aug 21, 2014

Hungarian wine 2013 Muscat Ottonel – Welschriesling

We recently received this wine to taste and comment on. Once properly rested and chilled it was opened and wow, its a little fizzy. Not in the sparkling wine way but fizzy.
It has nice stone fruit flavors to go along with enough acid at the finish to make your mouth water and beg for more. This wine is called dry but has a subtle fruit sweetness to it and with the fizz makes it seem almost off dry. In fact thats were we would put it. Hey it is our impression of the wine. Now not that that is a bad thing as it is a lovely hot weather starter wine for greeting guests to your soiree or just something to have on a whim because you want something a little different and tasty. 

Here is what the folks at the Hungarian Road Show had to say about it;
Muscat Ottonel – Welschriesling
This wine has become a traditional and unique white cuvée in the Günzer Winery. It contains Muscat Ottonel and Welschriesling and is made with reductive technology. The bouquet of this fresh and harmonious greenish-yellow wine is primarily lent by the Muscat Ottonel, while the flavor and character derive from the Welschriesling. Typified by lively yet rounded acids, this refreshing and elegant dry white wine was bottled with a touch of carbon dioxide.

All in all a nice off dry yellow and orange stone fruit flavored fizzy wine thats fun and, well fun to drink. We would buy at **** and a 6 on the official scale, for those dress up bashes where something different to start is called for. A great welcome wine where usually a sparkling is poured as a welcome this would be great as a conversation starter. In a good way!

Happy Wine Adventures,
Kiwi & Koala

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