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2021 Weixelbaum 'Kamptal' Gruner Veltliner, Austria   

Kamtal is a touch warmer, drier appellation anyway, and Weixelbaum is located in a warmer subsection of varied terrains including loess (a fine sedimentary silt), gravel, and some volcanic elements formed during the Parmea Period some 270 million years ago. The soils themselves are responsible for this wine’s insistent, subtle, saline minerality and the snappy acidity supports the lively but supple midpalate. White peach, apple and apricot, and a touch of honey are a gift from the riper fruit, and combine beautifully with those Gruner-specific notes of white pepper, fresh peas, and fennel.