Monday, April 16, 2012 the annual Austrian Wine Tasting took place downtown Toronto at the Trump Tower. Not only did 400+ people attend, the one and only The Donald was there for the official ribbon cutting of the event.
As always, the Austrian Consulate’s spot on organization facilitated a flawless show.
The 2011 Grüner Spiegel, currently available in Consignment showed delicate grassy pepper spice with mineral undertones, beautiful fruit and lemon balm. It’s medium + bodied with a persistent finish of exotic citrus tones. $16.95 per bottle.
The 2009 St. Laurent had only 15% matured in new wood, leaving just a tinge of integrated vanilla. This elegant wine sang with raspberries, dark cherries alongside peppery notes. Very well balanced with soft tannins and a medium to long finish. Many people described it as gamay-like but with more body and a more complex flavour profile. St. Laurent is a descendant of Pinot Noir but is very unique to Austria. Available in late August, approx. $18.95
The 2007 Riesling TBA(Trockenbeerenauslese) was very well received. Aromas of orange zest, apricots, raisins, honeydew melons, compelling viscous caramel sweetness completely in balance with piquant, integrated acidity with a 30 second finish but at the same time, cleansing the palate. TBA is the sweetest wine in Austria made from botrytized grapes. Available through private order only in cases of 6 375 ml bottles at $42.95 per bottle. Please contact us at email@example.com or call us Toll Free at 1 866 390-8745