Big, rich and oily, with intense aromas of smoke and nut oil that build on the palate into flavors of peach kernel, spice and layers of minerality. A long, mouthcoating finish cinches this wine’s quality. The only catch is that of 800 cases produced, only 25 are scheduled to be imported to the U.S.
The late-harvest Aurum is Josef Ehmoser’s flagship. The newly released 2008 is bold and ripe, the acidity of the intense fruit cutting through herbs, spice, vanilla and tropical fruits. It is definitely from super-ripe fruit, but Ehmoser manages to retain a delicious balance. Screwcap. Imported by Magellan Wine Imports.
Slighty nutty-smelling at first, but that gives way to floral, fresh green notes alongside citrus and pear. It’s on the full-bodied side, with pear and melon fruit accented by greens and a dusting of mineral. Long on the finish, seeming to build in intensity over time. Imported by Magellan Wine Imports.
Despite its high alcohol, this wine manages to preserve its balance. That’s because the Grüner acidity creeps through the weight. With his top wine, Ehmoser goes for a tropical fruit profile here, with mangos on top of vanilla and spice. There’s structure too, which suggests this powerful wine could age for 2–3 years.
Harvested on December 15, this rich and sweet wine is light on acidity but heavy on concentrated apricot jam and honey flavors. It is opulent, intense, with a bright ginger spice aftertaste.
Features ripe fruit and citrus flavors, garnished by scents of apples, pears, peaches and a dusting of limestone. It’s big and round in the mouth without being soft, ending on a lingering lemony note. Imported by Magellan Wine Imports.
The long slope of the Wagram, a relic of the ice age, gives its name to the Terrassen (Terraces) vineyard. This is classic, peppery Grüner, raised to a higher quality by the intensity of the pear flavors and the exotic spicy touch. Screwcap.