In a nutshell: A crisp, dry and aromatic white from one of Austria's most prestigious wine regions.
The lowdown: Rudi Rabl Jr is well known for the quality of wines he produces and this superb example of Grüner Veltliner, Austria's signature white grape variety, is a perfect example of his skill. The grapes were harvested once they had reached the desired levels of maturity and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel in order to preserve the freshness
and integrity of the Grüner Veltliner characteristics. It has a delightfully fresh, youthful nose full of tropical fruits, blossom and lime aromas which lead onto a honeyed palate with slight hints of white pepper and a crisp mineral finish.
When to drink: A cracking wine from the Kamp Valley which will suit many types of asian recipes, asparagus, or firm fleshed fish dishes.
Located in the small town of Langenlois in Austria's prestigious Kamptal-Donau wine region about 50km north west of Vienna, Weingut Rabl is a byword for wines of the highest quality.
The winery enjoys a vine growing tradition dating back to 1750 although the current incarnation of the business was started in 1968 when Rudolf Rabl Senior took the helm. His son, Rudolf Jr, joined the business in 1986 and is now responsible for the winemaking operations. The estate comprises 80 hectares of the best hillside vineyards in and around Langenlois. The Kamp Valley has a unique microclimate and rich soils with an abundance of minerals. Rudolf Rabl combines these natural resources with sustainable practices in the vineyard and modern winemaking techniques to produce a multi-award winning range of complex wines.