2013 Weingut Nigl, Gruner Veltliner, Freiheit, Kremstal, Austria,
Wildly intense and sharply focused with vivid and piercing acidity, mineral and a tangy citrus edge. Nigl really made a searing fresh version for 2013 and it hits a high tone and is vibrantly crisp with lemon/lime, melon and white plum fruit, bitter almond and chalk/dusty. This is very zesty zippy Gruner that will appeal to the hardcore lovers of this varietal and to those that adore acidity and bracing wines, this Freiheit is as good as it gets for this style and this vintage looks to be great across the board for the region and Austria in general. The brightly flavored Nigl makes for an excellent food wine and is super refreshing and pure, it really makes an impression and is a great example of this grape. I’ve always been a big fan of this winery on the Danube, west of Vienna, and 2013 looks like a top year for this Kremstal estate, this is exciting Gruner and I highly recommend searching it out along with Nigl’s Riesling and sparkling wines as well, drink over the next 3 to 5 years.
($24 Est.) 93+ Points, grapelive
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