Gelber Muskateller Klassik, Neumeister
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Gelber Muskateller Klassik, Neumeister - 2016

Item # 38424 750mL
$22.96/ Single Bottle
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$137.76 $123.98/ Case of 6
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Tasting Notes

Lively aromatics of lime blossom and stone fruit flavors greet the nose and juicy white fruits carry to the palate. Aromatic, yet bone dry and a lovely pairing for shellfish.


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Staff Pick Notes

I had never heard of Gelber Muskateller until today, even though I've been handling this bottle from Neumeister for close to two years. A brief look at the name does give us a clue - Muskateller must mean Muscat - meaning this grape must be aromatic. And BOY is it. What I originally thought seemed like Sauvignon Blanc on the nose became freshly crushed lemongrass on the palate, with a Gruner Veltliner like white pepper kick. It's herbal and grassy, soft but savory. I was instantly transported to Vietnam, eating lemongrass chicken on a tiny plastic stool in the hot hot heat.

- TI

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