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Christian Reiterer

Schilcher dry Rosé, Frizzante, Austria

Type: Schilcher
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 11%
Price: 6.90 €
Bottle closue: Screw cap
Maturing: Steel
Registration number : #L1758

Wine Review Report :

wein.plus rating: Very good (85 WP)
Last reviewed: 20 July, 2018
Editor note: Light floral notes on the nose, sweetish, partly preserved red berries, yeasty and delicate herbaceous aromas, hint of citrus fruit. Clear, elegant, juicy, slightly off-dry fruit on the palate, yeasty and floral aromas, very fine mousse, fairly persistent, some citrus notes and herbaceous traces, refreshing, appealing style, good finish.
Best to drink: 2018

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