Samt & Seide

Muhr-van der Niepoort Samt & Seide 2014

Muhr-van der Niepoort, Carnuntum (Austria)
Red (12%)
Blaufränkisch
$26.95 - low inventory
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Our Notes: The name means Velvet & Silk. This Blaufränkisch from the extreme eastern Austrian winegrowing region Carnuntum speaks with authority and elegance in equal measure. The well-trained musculature of a ballerina, articulate grace without compromise. A studied variety of vinification techniques—some lots whole clusters, some foot-trodden—extraordinary focus & flair, and the answer to many umami questions.

92 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine for the 2013: “There is nothing obvious about this wine: everything is subtle and elegant. The nose holds back and the taut palate only unfurls slowly to show a floral, fruity wine that reminds one of crimson peony petals as much as of dark, juicy cherries. yet there is nothing facile about this. it is the silky-smooth texture, however, that delivers the killer blow. A most sensuous, intriguing wine of great elegance. Little wonder: its name means silk and velvet.”

92 Points Wine & Spirits Magazine for the 2013: “Samt & Seide ("velvet & silk") is a spot-on description for this blaufränkisch, a blend of young and old vine fruit. It's expressive from the get-go, the rich texture holding a wealth of fresh, frisky fruit. It's how the wine lasts over the course of several days that proves it is more than just delicious, the minerality holding it firm as a rock while the breezy acidity blows over it with notes of herbs, spice and sappy flavor. This is one to buy by the case, as it goes quickly, but also will be interesting to watch develop in the cellar.”

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