The Pfaffl Weissburgunder Nussen smells of apple blossom and diverse fresh herbs, comes to the palate juicy and forward, with just a hint of creaminess to its texture and of hazelnut, and finishes with lip-smacking generosity and a stimulating hint of apple pit bitterness, yet delicacy and refinement. This is delightfully ripe-tasting at only 12% alcohol. I suspect it will be best enjoyed over the next 18-24 months, even if strictly speaking it will keep longer.
"Roman Pfaffl is without any doubt number 1 of the region" writes the magazine A la Carte. The Austrian wine-maker gives a lot of attention to the selection of his vineyards, terroir and the proper grape varieties. Together with his wife and his 3 children he is cultivating 80 hectares of vineyards in the southern part of the wine-region Weinviertel and in Vienna. The magazine Wine-Enthusiast describes his wines as follows: "Roman Pfaffl was voted winemaker of the year in 1996 by the Austrian wine press, and a taste of his wines reveals why. Here are wines with power as well as juicy, fruity flavors. Ripeness and alcohol harmonize easily in these wines. They may be weighty, but they also have a refreshing streak of acidity. They are certainly world-class wines."