If you’d like to get to know the Hirsch style (and you should), consider this the perfect entry: a vibrant, inviting wine made from the indigenous Austrian Grüner Veltliner. Sourced from mineral-rich loess soils, it is light-bodied with depth, charming fruit, and the variety’s characteristic earthy spiciness. It is a Grüner Veltliner that combines pure Hirsch pleasure (“Hirschvergnügen“) with pure class.
Typical beautiful Grüner spice, citrus zest, and green apple are threaded through with woodsy mushroom and white pepper on the nose. This is a crisp and nervy wine with the easy appeal of juicy fruit and good bite on the palate. Direct and exhilarating.
“The new label will be the ongoing label, as I seem to have been in a minority-of-one who liked the label changing each year. Ya happy now? The wine will make you happy if not; ripe, tobacco-y and smoky, deep and earthy and almost tannic in the finish. Really huge for 11.5% alc, it tastes like a mushroom stock you threw a few drops of Sauv-Blanc into.”
Terry Thiese, Skurnik Wines, 2014