2003 Zantho St. Laurent, Burgenland, Austria
Berries and a bit of pepper and spice. Smooth easy drinker. Fine match with a pasta and tomato sauce dish.
2003 Cantina Tramin Lagrein, Alto Adige, Südtirol, Italy
Cherries, blackberries, and a bit of herbs in both nose and mouth. Medium length. Not bad, but by day two, the fruit had dropped off, and it was no longer as tasty.
2005 Dveri-Paz Eisenthur Grauburgunder-Sipon, Slovenia
This blend of Pinot Gris and Furmint was recommended by a wine merchant I frequent. Citrus and floral scents. Crisp with mineral core in the mouth and a long finish. Paired nicely with Alsatian Muenster. I will look out for the winery’s other offerings.
2002 Chateau Bela Riesling, Sturuvo Region, Muzla, Slovakia
Dry, citrusy, with a nice backbone of acidity. Food friendly and went well with a very mild curry and rice.