Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts! Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, can’t remember what your socks are but can recall the residual sugar threshold differentiating Rosé d’Anjou from Rosé de Loire, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m.
We have two screwy, not crazy just screw caps, Austrian wines that we are featuring this week. The white will be from the young Paul Direder, who’s entry into the world of wine making is under the auspices of his Grandfather Leopold. The red is a product of the established brand of Leo Hillinger who transformed his father’s retail wine business into a modern,state of the art winery.
For Paul D’s Grüner Veltliner, echoes of white peaches and asparagus spears, with a touch of citrus fruits set the tone. Expanding beautifully in the mouth is this light-medium bodied, moderate intensity white that works well with crisp green vegetable salads, turkey, or fried trout! $12/Retail
Leo Hillinger’s Pinot Noir presents a medley of spiced, woody, and toasted vanilla at first sniff, with raspberries and strawberries showing through upon closer inspection. A year in 50% old and 50% new oak is a departure from the normally very sterile reds from Austria! $18/Retail
See you Friday!!!