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Friday, 14 April 2017

Domaines Kilger

Two elegant Austrian wines from Styria's Domaines Kilger

Established in 2015 by Munich businessman Hans Kilger and veteran Styrian winemaker Christian Reiterer, Domaines Kilger produce three wines based on Sauvignon and Blauer Wildbacher.

For the uninitiated, Styria is a bucolic region of woods, grassy meadows and pastures with fruit and wine gardens in southern Austria; the vines grow on steep slopes and the climate is mildly influenced by the Mediterranean.

Styria has three distinct sub-regions:

- East Styria's volcanic soils give powerful and profound wines
- Southern Styrian gives fruitfulness
- Western Styria is characterized by spice and cool charm.

Styrian Sauvignon is familiar enough to anyone who knows this part of Austria; Blauer Wildbacher, however, is specific to the region.

These two wines are elegant and fresh, yet rounded and substantial.

Kranachberg Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Südsteiermark New World lemongrass aromatics with ripe tropical fruits with Old World substance, white pepper florality and leesy-mineral underpinnings; classy, elegant and substantial.

Very Good.

Rosé Reserve 2015 Weststeiermark elegant, substantial pink with alpine strawberries, redcurrants dried herbs and oatmealy-leesy minerality.


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