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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Schuster‏ at Annual Tasting Of Austrian Wines

At the Annual Tasting of Austrian Wines, I bumped into Mark Savage of Savage Selection who was showing a range of wines from Schuster based in Wagram in Lower Austria.

According to its blurb, Schuster is a family business that traces its involvement in wine back to 1772, aiming to mix tradition, innovation and an environmentally conscious approach.

Altweingarten Roter Veltliner 2011
First was a highly unusual Roter Veltliner - despite its name, a white wine grape and not to be confused with either Grüner Veltliner or Frühroter Veltliner- which is Schuster's signature variety.

Mouthfilling and peppery, this had a creamy texture and a fresh, lively acidity.

Eisenhut Pinot Noir 2008
Austrian Pinot is also somewhat unusual and this wine was a pale, brick red in the glass with mushroomy, cherry fruit; it felt well-made with a delicate elegance and balance.

This would match perfectly with freshly-picked wild mushrooms gently sauteed in butter.


Schuster - www.weingut-schuster.at
Savage Selection - www.savageselection.co.uk

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