Vino Budimir Riesling Margus Margi 2011 750ml
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Vino Budimir Riesling Margus Margi 2011


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Rated 88 by Wine Advocate
The 2011 Riesling Margus Margi is very dry and was aged for three years in neutral Serbian oak 6,000 liter casks. Riesling. Three. Years. Oak. Even if you add "neutral oak," this bottling seems like a pretty quixotic one, guaranteed to annoy Riesling enthusiasts. Typical, it is not. Yet the very old wood (25 years and older) manages not to completely destroy the character of the grape, although the long time sitting there gently oxidizing certainly changes the feel of the wine. It has some old-wood nuances on the finish, a rounder feel and far less purity. There is a little bit of what feels like some tannic pop too. The fine acidity nicely cuts through the wood, but you have to think about this before you say "Riesling." Needless to say, this will be a controversial bottling, not a wine for everyone, but it certainly has some virtues, including freshness and structure. Call this a compromise score. Use it for a food pairing. Do not drink it on its own. There were just 2,500 bottles produced.

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Vintage: 2011

The year 2011 was an interesting year for many northern and central European countries, as the weather was more than unpredictable in the spring and summer. However, in most countries, the climatic conditions thankfully settled down in the late summer and fall. The result of this slightly difficult year of weather in France was a set of surprisingly small yields, but overall, these yields were of a higher quality than those harvested in certain previous years. A fantastic set of wines was also made in Italy and Spain, and the Rioja wines - when released - are set to be very good indeed. Austria also had superb year in 2011, with almost fifty percent more grapes being grown and used for their distinctive Gruner Veltliner wines than in the year before. Possibly the European country which had the finest 2011, though, was Portugal, with wineries in the Douro region claiming this year to be one of the best in decades for the production of Port wine, and the bright, young Vinho Verdes wines. In the New World, the Pacific Northwest saw some of the best weather of 2011, and Washington State and Oregon reportedly had a highly successful year, especially for the cultivation of high quality red wine grapes. Chile and Argentina had a relatively cool year, which certainly helped retain the character of many of their key grape varietals, and should make for some exciting drinking. South Africa had especially good weather for their white wine grape varietals, particularly Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, and many South African wineries are reporting 2011 as one of their best years in recent memory.