Grapelive: Wine of the Day June 18, 2016

2015BrundlmayerRose2015 Weingut Brundlmayer, Langenloiser Rosé of Zweigelt, Austria.
It’s the season of Rosé and here’s another must have pink for summer, the Brundlmayer Rosé from near Kamptal on the Danube is a bright and focused wine that offers stylistic pleasures and is unique. The 2015 Langenloiser Rosé starts with delicate rosewater, lavender and distilled raspberry essences leading to a vibrant and fresh palate of sour cherry, summer melon and strawberry fruits lifted by mineral, wet stone, chalk and a wave of mixed citrus including ruby grapefruit as well as pithy stone fruit. This light and zesty Rosé is wonderfully refreshing and tangy with austere charm and is just easy to quaff, showing an understated confidence and Brundlmayer refinement. Vincent Brundlmayer is one of the leading lights in Austria’s youth movement and his wines are some of the finest in Europe, the Gruners and Rieslings are stunning, as are Brundlmayer’s glorious sparkling wines, especially the Brut Rosé, which ranks way up there with top grower producer fizz, plus Vincent does an intriguing Cabernet Franc and a gorgeous old school Pinot Noir. Brundlmayer is a winery to search out, and this Rosé is great place to start!
($18 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive