The translated version of our press text concerning the awarding of our Grüner Veltliner Steinberg 2012 as A la Carte Grand-Cru-Winner will follow in a few days!
Our wines are twinkling in gold and silver
- Grüner Veltliner Steinberg Reserve 2009: 90.9 points
- Sauvignon Blanc leicht & fruchtig 2011: 90.1 points
- Sauvignon Blanc Rotenpüllen: 89.4 points
- Riesling Lange Ried: 89.7 points
- Weinviertel DAC Grüner Veltliner 2011: 87.8 points
- Grüner Veltliner Rotenpüllen 2011: 87.7 points
- Grüner Veltliner Steinberg 2011: 87.7 points
- Zweigelt Rosé 2011: 89.4 points
- Baron Cuvée 2009: 89.9 points
This year again we were able to achieve a lot of awards at the “AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2012″: 2x gold (at least 90 points) and 7x silver (at least 86 points) in consecutive blind tastings.
Written by Jouko Mykkänen (Wine Journalist)
Press release, February 2012:
Our wines made Gold and Silver at the world’s largest organic fair, BioFach, in Germany
This year’s winter has been fairly harsh which made the right occasion to warm up with a glass of good red wine. Once we’ve settled in with a nice steak and the prestige cuvee “Baron”, the cold can rage outside the windows. Warm and calm will come from inside.
The following wines were rewarded:
90 Biohof Pratsch 2009 Rotenpüllen Grüner Veltliner (Niederösterreich);
A full-bodied wine, layering delicious apricot and pear fruits with lemon zest and an apple skin texture. With a great bite of acidity, this is a ripe yet also mineral wine. Screwcap.
89 Biohof Pratsch 2009 Steinberg Reserve Grüner Veltliner (Niederösterreich);
A powerful, spicy and wood-aged wine, this is opulent, rounded, generous. The weight does overpower some Grüner character, although there is a pepper edge as a reminder.
88 Biohof Pratsch 2009 Sandgrube Grüner Veltliner (Weinviertel);
Warm style of wine, with a light prickle on the palate, the spice as well as the green fruit making it classic Grüner. Delicious, soft, open, while still refreshingly textured. Screwcap.
90 Biohof Pratsch 2008 Baron Cuvée (Niederösterreich);
An interesting blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and St Laurent, the wine has good intensity of flavor, with dense tannins and a solid structure. It is just showing a smoky flavor to go with the juicy black fruit. Age for 2–3 years. Screwcap.
85 Pratsch 2009 Riesling Selektion – Lange Riede (Niederösterreich);
Perfumed, light and crisp, a Riesling that offers white fruits, floral and mineral character along with the freshest acidity. The finish is attractively refreshing. Screwcap.
85 Biohof Pratsch 2009 Hoferthal Sauvignon Blanc (Niederösterreich);
Very perfumed, this Sauvignon Blanc is soft and round, warm in character, with lemon and yellow fruit flavors giving richness. The acidity shows slowly, and lingers attractively. Screwcap.
84 Biohof Pratsch 2010 Grüner Veltliner (Niederösterreich); 1 L
A deliciously fresh wine, bright with grapefruit, green apple and white berry acidity. It is light, fruity, with a definite zing to the palate. To drink this summer. Screwcap.
84 Biohof Pratsch 2009 Zweigelt (Niederösterreich); 1 L
Very soft, light and easy red, just spiced, full of red cherry fruits and acidity. A great summer red. Screwcap.
Grüner Veltliner Niederösterreich Rotenpüllen 2009
Ripe and generous, with a rich mouthfeel and well-concentrated flavors of grapefruit, orange zest, pear and spice. Creamy finish. Drink now through 2016.
Riesling Niederösterreich Lange Riede 2009
Shows good richness, offering ripe apricot, peach and pear flavors, with bright notes of ginger and spice on the finish. Drink now through 2017
Grüner Veltliner Niederösterreich Steinberg Reserve 2009
Expressive, displaying lots of plush, well-spiced and concentrated flavors of apple, pear and ruby grapefruit. Intense smoke notes linger on the finish. Drink now through 2013
Weinviertel DAC Sandgrube 2009
This offers spice, red peach and guava flavors, as well as a finish rich with ripe grapefruit notes. Clean and fresh-tasting. Grüner Veltliner. Drink now.