Grapelive Daily Pick
By Kerry Winslow
2007 Prieler Pinot Blanc “Seeberg” Burgenland, Austrian White.
Wow, the Austrians will be very happy to crow about this wine and claim it as their own, but it has a brilliant almost white Burgundy like class and purity with mineral and terroir showing strong in this interesting wine from the Burgenland region. Unlike most Pinot Blanc or Weissburgunder, this wine is not subtle or simple in anyway, this is a world class white that shows remarkable depth and elegance that reminds you of a fine Puligny or Grand Cru Chablis. There is focus and vibrant flavors that is delivered with vigor and the palate has lots of pretty pear and apple fruits, before liquid mineral, hints of honey, earthy and chalky notes with some bright citrus elements as well. This wine is full, but has wonderful texture and balance to hold your attention and leaves you wanting more and more. This is a fantastic wine that may just be my favorite Pinot Blanc in the world! At least for now, but I am very keen on trying the next few vintages of Prieler to see where this wine goes! I have a friend in Austria, so I think I’ll have him investigate this winery further and get me some more info. ($30-35 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive
*This is rare wine but can be special ordered at: