Stocked up on most Feth-Wehrhof wines from this year, to taste and compare... if Sarge says "Aye!", then there must be something to it.
Liked the Pinot Noir Winzersekt considerably (if not outrageously, though much better on the second bottle than the first) and the Riesling not very much at all on first trying (too much residual sugar which I found carried an odd, unwanted flavor for too long... but this, too, was considerably more quaffable on a second, different occasion and location).
Blimey... now I forgot how much I liked the others I've killed (1)... but now I have a Schwarzriesling getting temperature and it will be consumed tonight. (2)
Otherwise have had a string of luck with some more well known and some lesser known South and South-east-Styrian wines, mostly white... and one Lagrein (South Tyrol, obviously) which bowled me over and will be top notch in a few years. Also the brother-in-law of Wittmann (if that's what he is), Ansgar Clüsserath, whose 2011 Riesling vom Schiefer was good-if-ordinary THEN... but turned out VERY nice in 2015... so I got a few 2013 or 2014 (the latter, I think) and put them right in the cellar. Polz
has provided one hit after another... up to the magnificent "Therese", which is one of the wines with special meaning for me and my better half, having once tipped a night in Innsbruck from "very lovely" to "near unforgettable".
Ah, it was the Rieslingspaetlese Trocken, I think, that I had from Feth-Wehrhof and it tasted more promising than excellent... which is to say: I'm quite optimistic of getting great value for it, a year or two from now.
Other than that, I'm just back from a bike-tour through the Burgenland (and bits of Hungary) around lake Fertő and hitting the Esterhaza and Esterhazy castles and Haydn's living quarters in Fertőd (next to Esterhaza).
None of the wines struck us as particularly great or even very good... though a few Winzersekte/Frizzante were good (3)... and one red (4) that I had, was, too. The rest was fine, but nothing one would spend time talking about before serving someone else.
(1) Riesling, Spaetlese. Still tight, not quite there yet, but bound to be good in a year or two.
(2) Schwarzriesling was a pleasant surprise. Pinot-Noir-esque, with the drinkability of Vernatsch without being quite so bloody cloying and shallow and insipid as Vernatsch.
: Sauvignon-Blanc Frizzante. 5,- Euro / bottle
(4) "Carpe Notte" Zweigelt, Barrique 8,- Euro / bottle