TN: '06 Stadlmann Zierfandler Mandel-Hoh

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TN: '06 Stadlmann Zierfandler Mandel-Hoh

Postby Michael Malinoski » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:06 pm

Zierfandler is a new offbeat white wine grape for me, with at least this bottle yielding fantastic results. If I recall correctly, Crush in NYC was pushing this wine as a white wine of the year for them, and I know that David S. in the WA gave it a real positive write-up. I have to agree with both sources:

2006 Stadlmann Zierfandler Mandel-Hoh Niederosterreich. This wine is a real eye-opener. It opens with lovely and lively aromas of orange blossoms, rosewater, honeydew melon, clover honey and soft tangerine that are delightfully engaging. In the mouth, it has a gentle tug of sweet fruit to it, along with a perfectly cohesive but gentle texture. It displays just enough lift and an easy-going acidic drive. Flavors of peach, grapefruit, chalk and white pepper are in fine balance and the wine feels just so refined and drinkable. This is just really nice.

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Re: TN: '06 Stadlmann Zierfandler Mandel-Hoh

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:28 pm

Love this kinda post, learn something new! Dr Vino on his blog wrote this up recently and I have just found this....>

http://www.stadlmann-wein.at/index.php?page=111
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Re: TN: '06 Stadlmann Zierfandler Mandel-Hoh

Postby Jenise » Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:20 pm

Zierfandler...now that's a new one, and the wine sounds wonderful. What was the cost, so we can put this in perspective?
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Re: TN: '06 Stadlmann Zierfandler Mandel-Hoh

Postby Michael Malinoski » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:58 pm

$27 for a single bottle from Crush. Deeper discounts for 6-pack. No affiliations at all.

I thought it enlightening for that price. A bit too much to be an everyday sort of wine for me, but not so much that it would be just a special occasion wine, either.
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