Vino Kušter  Wines

Kuster Edition Brut A traditional method sparking blend of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Furmint that’s kept for 26 months on lees. Offers up straw and toasted yeasty autolytic aromas, with mineral characters carried through a crisp, fine mousse.  15.5/20

Kuster Welschriesling 2018 Fruity aromas and flavors, rounded, crisp. 3.5gmrs. 15.5/20

Kuster Renski (Rhein) Riesling 2017 12% Classic, subtle diesel and lime aromas. Rounded mouthfeel with concentrated fruit (juicy lime and apple flavors), refreshing acidity and a succulent finish. Perceptively drier than expected, this wine starts out fruity, then goes minerally and finally adds a few petrol notes.  16/20

Kuster Pinot Gris 2018 12% Macerated on its skins for 22 hours has given this ‘gris’ a blush pink color. With delicate pear aromas, this is a light and refreshing PG style, slick and fruity, with nice acidity and fine tannins. 15.5/20

Kuster Traminer 2017 12.5% Kuster, amazingly, have three types of Gewurztraminer clones: red, white and pink. Their style dances along with lovely, tightly knit aromas, hinting of ginger, lychee and apple. Initially fat and fleshy in the mouth with a slick texture that’s shot clean through with racy acidity driving a long lasting, fine finish. With airing it tightens up, shows less fat, becoming tighter and denser, but retains great acid balance. 18/20

Kuster Sauvignon Blanc 2018 12% This wine is a blend of grapes grown on four different soils picked in three runs (from under-ripe to super-ripe) over ten days. This wide variety of components create a freshly styled wine with an ever changing, mélange of green apple, gooseberry and fresh green bean/pea aromas and flavors. Full bodied, concentrated, slick, persistent and juicy = nice stuff. 16.5/20

Kuster late harvested Sauvignon Blanc 2019 15% An experimental barrel sample meant for blending with fruitier styles or..? This super ripe, late harvested Sauvignon was barrel fermented in old Bordeaux barriques. A spirit dominated nose suggests ripeness levels have blown Sauvignon away from herbal notes into neutral minerality. Alcohol permeates textures, adding a thick, slick, viscous, mouthfeel, while leaving oak tannins to underpin structure where acidity has disappeared. Bone dry, it finishes finer than expected. Interesting wine in its own right and surprising style for such a cool climate. 

Kuster Sauvignon Blanc 2008 bone dry, 12% Still bright yellow at 12 Years age. Smells of freshly dried straw and touch of diesel aromas. Finely viscous in the mouth, fresher than expected with fine, balanced acidity.   17/20