Petra Unger Kremstal
Lately helped by her brother Axel, Petra Unger has been running this moderately large (40 ha) Kremstal estate since 1999. The vineyards incorporate those leased by her father from the Benedictine Abbey of Gottweig in 1987. Approachable and easy drinking wines are made under the Q label. While other varieties make a significant contribution, including Zweigelt, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris, the focus is on Grüner Veltliner (almost half the plantings) and Riesling, which are responsible for the quality of the wines. A Reserve bottling has stylish citrus and nectarine fruit richness and is long and generally well balanced. It ages impressively, becoming toasty and honeyed. The Alte Reben Reserve Grüner from Oberfeld is slightly exotic but full and concentrated with sufficient balance and structure to improve for at least 3 years. Sweet wines include a vibrant Eiswein from Sprinzenberg that is mostly Neuberger but sometimes includes Grüner. A late harvested Wachau Riesling also comes from the Silberbügel site and there is a TBA Chardonnay.
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