Pinot Noir, Höpler

Pinot Noir, Höpler - 2019

Item # 43171 750mL

Pinot Noir from Austria is rarely found however this is initially what intrigued us on tasting this French variety planted in the heart of wine country in Austria. Elegant and aromatic on the palate. Aged for just over a year in used oak barrels (2nd and 3rd pass). No surprise that there is limestone found in the vineyards along with clay. These are ideal matches for Pinot Noir. The Höpler winery is a family-owned estate located southeast of Vienna in the region of Burgenland.

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Pinot Noir

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Austria

Austrian wine is finally getting the attention it deserves. Ever since the late 1980s, Austrian winemaking has taken a much more rigorous approach to quality control, and returned to its roots in organic viticulture.Deservedly famous for its white wines (Grüner Veltliners especially), Austria makes a number of delicious red wines as well.The most widely grown red grape in Austria is Zweigelt (a.k.a. Blauer Zweigelt), which yields full-bodied wines, deep in color and featuring bold flavors of...

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