2015GroissRose2015 Weingut Ingrid Groiss, Rose of Pinot Noir-Zweigelt, Sommerwein “Angel’s Kiss” Weinviertel Austria.
The Groiss Rose is fast becoming one of my favorite pinks and joins an elite set of Austrian Rose, especially from this 2015 vintage, wines from Prieler, Nigl, Knoll and Brundlmayer, plus this beautiful Groiss Rose, all excelled in this great year, and have really lifted the lid off and let these marvelous out and show that Austria makes some fantastic Rose wines. The Groiss “Angel’s Kiss” is finely focused, delicate, lovely textured and vibrant, showing off the class of the Pinot Noir and the spicy flair that the Zweigelt brings, it shines with a gorgeous pinkish/orange hue in the glass and it is refreshingly stylish on the palate with pretty fruit and mineral detailing. Fresh citrus, red peach, sour cherry and strawberry notes lead the way along with steely and stony elements, hints of basil/herb, peppered watermelon and rosewater add to the complexity of this wonderful dry and brisk wine. Nice fruity vs. savory tension adds vitality and vigor to what is an impressive effort again from Weinviertel’s talented Ingrid Groiss, this is a winery to look for, especially her Gruner Veltliner, Roter Veltliner, Riesling Reserve and her glorious field blend white Gemischter Satz. All of her wines sell out fast and are hard to get, so you’ll need to put in some work to find them, but they are well worth the time and trouble, in particular you’ll need to act fast to get the Rose Sommerwein “Angel’s Kiss” it’s not a wine to miss for these late days of Summer.
($28 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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