From Apetlon in the Neusiedlersee, a short distance from the Hungarian border, the Velich brothers make Austria’s finest Chardonnay. Tiglat is a single vineyard example, 100% barrique-fermented and aged (50% new oak), that combine’s depth and richness with real poise and elegance. It is neither too ripe nor too oaky or leesy as some Austrian examples are. A second Chardonnay, Darscho is a blend from different vineyards hasn’t the quite the same depth yet but good dimension and intensity. Cuvée TO (previously OT) is a relatively inexpensive blend of Chardonnay with some Welschriesling and Sauvignon Blanc – a perfumed, peachy white for early drinking. Neusiedlersee is of course more famous for its sweet wine production and Velich make some fine examples. Seewinkel Beerenauslese is based on Welschreisling and other varieties and can show good botrytis richness and sweet dried apricot fruit. Welschriesling TBA is sweet, intense and very refined.
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