I love Austrian wine, and I’ve always had a soft spot for iconic producer Schloss Gobelsburg. In 2014 I spent an idyllic afternoon there, which was only slightly marred by the fact that partway through I realized that the hospitality manager, who was otherwise very nice to me, seemed to think that 9/11 never happened. Awkward!
Anyway, the single-vineyard dry Rieslings and Gruner Veltliners from this producer are incredible and don’t get talked about enough, but today we are here to talk about their rosé, made from Zweigelt, Pinot Noir, and St. Laurent.
Remember how fizzy that Margerum rosé was? This guy was even more gassy, but I kind of didn’t mind it! Here’s how it stacked up:
Bottle: 4.5/5 – I like the stately, old-fashioned label and bottle shape on this, and I like that you can clearly see the color:
Color: 4/5 – Another pretty, almost coppery pink – slightly lighter than yesterday’s Sancerre rosé.
Chugability: 4/5 – Very spritzy, without actually being a sparkling wine. Kind of like grown-up tart cherry soda. Yum!
Price to Quality Ratio: 4.5/5 – At about $15, this is pretty sophisticated for the price.
Overall Score: 17/20. Recommended!
Goes With: A sweltering day, a lounge chair by the pool, and Tostitos Hint of Lime tortilla chips.
I ordered this online from chambersstreetwines.com, one of my favorite NYC wine shops.