What does that mean?

I opened a bottle of wine with the neighbours last night. No note I am afraid, I was not feeling up to it whilst drinking. The neighbours enjoy wine, but are not completely obsessed with it like I am. As I poured the wine I asked them what information they could extract from this label.

Schloss Gobelsburg

They were both at a complete loss. They couldn’t even name the grape variety. I am well aware that this label means that the producer is Schloss Gobelsburg, the grape Grüner Veltliner and the vineyard is named Lamm, but if knowledgeable and enthusiastic people find this label informationless it seems pretty poor to me. Obviously no one is ever going to buy this wine if they don’t understand the label.

The wine was nice enough, though, but perhaps not worth the outrageous price asked. It was nice to visit the neighbours for a drink, I was feeling pretty rotten yesterday.

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