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Szigeti Gruner Veltliner Brut 750ml  
Sku: 1490227
In September, high quality grapes were selected from carefully tended vineyards. Firm bubbles were generated using the Methode Traditionnelle. The wine acquired a distinctive mousseux ...more
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Country: Austria
Region: Weinland
Sub-Region: Burgenland
Appellation: Neusiedlersee
Grape Varietal: Gruner Veltliner
Type: Sparkling
Reg. $23.04
On Sale $18.12
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The Gruner Veltliner is delicate yet complex, with a mellow citrus color- appealing peppery note, elegantly fresh fruit and fine Mousseux with an invigorating finish.
Wine Enthusiast 88 points - Gruner, with its natural acidity, makes a fine base for a fresh, fruity sparkling wine. It’s delicious and crisp, with lots of apples and grapefruit flavors, finishing with bright acidity. (Sep 2013)

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In September, high quality grapes were selected from carefully tended vineyards. Firm bubbles were generated using the Methode Traditionnelle. The wine acquired a distinctive mousseux due to the use of yeasts indigenous to Champagne, France. The dosage was made with local sweet wine.
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Varietal Composition 100% Grunner Veltliner

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Theirs is a deceptively simple approach to the production of high-quality, affordable sparkling wine. First, they insist on using only the finest grapes from carefully tended vineyards. Next, they generate a firm bubble using the Methode Traditionnelle (a highly labor-intensive bottle-fermentation process). The wines acquire a distinctive mousseux due to the use of yeasts indigenous to the classical Champagne region in France. The dosages are typically prepared with local sweet wines. For Szigeti, the process of Methode Traditionnelle must not trump the integrity of the fruit. In other words, the dominant perfumes and flavors of the wines should be of the varietal, and should not be masked at all by the yeasty, fermentative flavors of secondary fermentation in bottle. Though such a goal is often in place in the production of still wines, it is surprisingly unusual in the production of sparkling wine. As a test of this philosophy, Szigeti crafts sparkling wine from a dozen different varietals and the hallmark of each is varietal expression. There is no better example of the strength of this philosophy than the Gruner Veltliner Brut.

Food pairing
Seafood, fish, salad, schnitzel, pork chops, Thai dishes.

Producer
Modern day Szigeti (pronounced ZIG-it-ee) was born in 1990, when brothers Norbert and Peter Szigeti returned to their hometown of Gols, to take over the family business. Past generation family members had produced small quantities of wine in their village in a traditional mixed agriculture system. Norbert trained in enology and worked in a large sparkling wine firm in Vienna, while Peter completed hotel management school and worked both in Austria and abroad. The brothers combined their skills and increased knowledge of the market beyond their village, to open the Sektkellerei (”Sparkling Cellar”). The winery”s philosophy is succinctly noted at the top of their letterhead: ”Traditional bottle fermentation * Unmistakable fizz * Unique character.”

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