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Austrian wines are mostly dry white wines (often made from the Grüner Veltliner grape), though some sweeter white wines (such as dessert wines made around the Neusiedler See) are also produced. About 30% of the wines are red, made from Blaufränkisch (also known as Lemberger, or as Kékfrankos in neighbouring Hungary), Pinot Noir and locally bred varieties such as Zweigelt. The country is also home to Riedel, makers of some of the most expensive wine glasses in the world. Some of the best producers of Austria include Weingut F.X. Pichler and Weingut Franz Hirtzberger, Weingut Hutter, Weingut Eigl and Wellanschitz.

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  • ALZINGER 2015 GRUNER VELTLINER STEINERTAL SMARAGD WACHAU AUSTRIA

    Item #: 311870
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ADVOCATE 93- 94 POINTS The 2015 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Loibner Steinertal is from the first terraced vine...
    WINE ADVOCATE 93- 94 POINTS The 2015 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Loibner Steinertal is from the first terraced vineyard of the Wachau (when you enter the valley from Krems) and its soils are very shallow. The complex and coolish, lovely precise nose displays smoky and stony aromas intertwined with ripe, white-fruit aromas and some legumes. Full-bodied, rich and intense on the palate this is a very elegant, salty and piquant Veltliner with a tension-filled, remarkably long finish. This is probably one of the outstanding Veltliners of the 2015 vintage in the Wachau.

    ANTONIO GALLONI - VINOUSMEDIA - 90 POINTS Lusciously ripe honeydew melon is married to earthy turnips and pungent green herbs on the nose as well as the glossy, mouth-filling palate, with alkaline, ashen, cyanic and stony notes adding interest if also a certain severity to a seriously lingering finish. While impressive, this lacks the focus, animation, salinity or primary juiciness that characterize the best of this estate’s Grüner Veltliner Smaragd bottlings. Alzinger noted that it reflects a relatively early picking that still incorporated significant botrytis. -- David Schildknecht
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  • BERGER 2014 ZWEIGELT DRY RED

    Item #: 311313
    Bottle Size: 1 LTR GIFT

    Regular Price: $13.95

    Special Price $11.98

  • BERGER 2015 ZWEIGELT DRY RED

    Item #: 311317
    Bottle Size: 1L
    Charm and value typify these wines. Clean, cultured-yeast wines with lots of primary fruit, yet aging superbly. There's some land on the Gedersdorf...
    Charm and value typify these wines. Clean, cultured-yeast wines with lots of primary fruit, yet aging superbly. There's some land on the Gedersdorf plateau that's planted to red varieties. All the wines are made dry, of course. They use cultured yeasts to get slow fermentations and to preserve the utmost CO2. Berger is all stainless steel, of course.
    Wine maker notes: This smells just like Zinfandel except more seductive and inviting; indeed it smells like the kind of Zin no one’s making any more since tout le monde started chasing fortified wine levels of alcohol. This is all cloves and blueberries; wonderful length of sweet fruit and ripe soft tannins; elegant poise of power and a sort of luscious solidity.
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  • BERGER 2016 GRUNER VELTLINER (1000ML)

    Item #: 306004
    Bottle Size: 1L
    Yes, folks, this wine comes in a (1.0) liter bottle, which means you get to have more fun! Representing the fresh, crisp and refreshingly tangy sid...
    Yes, folks, this wine comes in a (1.0) liter bottle, which means you get to have more fun! Representing the fresh, crisp and refreshingly tangy side of Grüner Veltliner in the perennially-popular liter format, this is the bottling that Terry Theise calls the class of the [liter] category. Dry, crisp, and impeccably clean, this wine delivers delicious flavors of white flowers, pepper, and pink grapefruit, underscoredby an attractive leesiness - quintessential value Grüner Veltliner. Bottled under a crown cap; you'll need a bottle opener, not a corkscrew.
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  • BOCKING 2014 RIESLING TRARBACHER SCHLOSSBERG "ALTE REBEN" (OLD VINES)

    Item #: 342368
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    ANTONIO GALLONI - VINOUSMEDIA.COM - 89 POINTS "Weighing in at just 10 percent alcohol even though it misses being...
    ANTONIO GALLONI - VINOUSMEDIA.COM - 89 POINTS "Weighing in at just 10 percent alcohol even though it misses being legally trocken by less than a gram, this bottling comes from 80-year-old vines in a southwest-facing portion of the Schlossberg Einzellage. In the present instance, grapefruit and pineapple are accented with kelp-like, alkaline and saline notes both on the nose and on the palate. There is a fine sense of animation and refreshment, with tangy pineapple core and alkaline mineral notes combining for a stimulating finish, albeit one that has sacrificed a bit of brightness and focus to malolactic transformation and old barrique. - David Schildknecht" - Vinous (November 2016), 89 pts
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  • BRUNDLMAYER 2013 RIESLING HEILIGENSTEIN ZOBINGER ALTE REBEN (OLD VINES), ERSTE LAGE

    Item #: 307463
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ADVOCATE - 92+ POINTS
    There must be a specific Riesling genetics in the Heiligenstein since the oldest vi...
    WINE ADVOCATE - 92+ POINTS
    There must be a specific Riesling genetics in the Heiligenstein since the oldest vines of this terraced cru were always cultivated by mass selections and so remained indigenous. The 2013 Heiligenstein Erste Lage Alte Reben is made from Riesling vines averaging 45 years with the oldest up to 70 and 80 years. These vines, says Willi Bründlmayer, give small and super ripe berries with a highly intense aroma and concentrated taste. Indeed the steel-fermented wine which aged in 2800 liter barrels until it was bottled in late summer 2014 is extremely deep, complex and elegant on the nose, indicating dusty mineral aromas interplaying with ripe and dried apple and discreet citrus flavors. This is a young, pure, intense and piquant Riesling of great elegance, finesse and balance that is very firmly structured if not still somewhat edgy but has the serenity, calm and finesse of a great wine... Stephan Reinhardt.(92+)

    WINE ENTHUSIAST - 96 POINTS
    "Old vines on the Heiligenstein hill offer a richly textured, impressive wine. There is terrific concentration allied to fragrant acidity, hints of white flowers and apricot fruit flavors. The future for this powerfully dense wine is considerable, so don’t drink before 2018." — R.V. (2/1/2014)
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  • BRUNDLMAYER 2015 GRUNER VELTLINER KAMPTAL "KAMPTALER TERRASSEN"

    Item #: 307464
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ENTHUSIAST 93 POINTS "…a concentrated yet refreshing wine; there is ripe, juicy pear flesh at the core, frame...
    WINE ENTHUSIAST 93 POINTS "…a concentrated yet refreshing wine; there is ripe, juicy pear flesh at the core, framed by zesty lime that swings with the peppery freshness of arugula and watercress. This is full of life, concentration, charm and refreshment."

    ANTONIO GALLONI - VINOUSMEDIA.COM - 90 POINTS Ripe pear and honeydew melon generously inform the nose as well as the ingratiatingly polished, caressing palate. Happily, crunchy evocations of cucumber and fresh green bean along with an abundance of green herbal and stony nuances guarantee a finish of invigoration as well as refreshment, while a sweet-saline savor reminiscent of raw scallop activates the salivary glands. (An amusing but annoying technicality that typifies the latest development in Austrian labeling: The expression “Kamptaler Terrassen,” with which this bottling has long been labeled, was decreed an inadmissible geographical designation. But after Bründlmayer demonstrated that all of the vines supplying it are indeed on terraces, the authorities allowed that part to stand. And given that this wine has been officially “Kamptal DAC” ever since that designation was introduced, “Kamptal” is still prominent on the label. It just isn’t in direct conjunction with “Terrassen.”)
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  • EMMERICH KNOLL 2015 GRUNER VELTLINER KREUTELS FEDERSPIEL

    Item #: 372014
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 90
    From sandy loess and weathered primary rock soils the 2015 Gruner Veltliner Federspiel Kreutles opens with a clear and aromatic bouquet of ripe,...
    From sandy loess and weathered primary rock soils the 2015 Gruner Veltliner Federspiel Kreutles opens with a clear and aromatic bouquet of ripe, yellow-skinned apples. Medium-bodied and refreshingly piquant, this is a lean and elegant, straight and piquant, dry Veltliner with grip and lovely ripe-apple flavors in the finish. Very elegant and authentic.
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  • EMMERICH KNOLL 2015 RIESLING LOIBNER SMARAGD WACHAU, AUSTRIA

    Item #: 372015
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The Emmerich Knoll estate is perhaps the most famous and well regarded in Austria’s Wachau. Knoll has holdings in the top vineyards around Loiben a...
    The Emmerich Knoll estate is perhaps the most famous and well regarded in Austria’s Wachau. Knoll has holdings in the top vineyards around Loiben as well as the Grand Cru of Pfaffenberg in Kremstal, an impressively steep cliff located just where the Danube bends toward the town of Krems.
    A warmer site, great for ripening and for exuberance. This Riesling is the highly prized, terraced section of vineyard just above Kreutles as the slope becomes more intensely steep.
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  • JOSEF JAMEK 2015 RIESLING RIED KLAUS FEDERSPIEL WACHAU, AUSTRIA

    Item #: 324080
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ADVOCATE 90 POINTS The 2015 Riesling Federspiel Ried Klaus offers a precise bouquet of white fruits intertwi...
    WINE ADVOCATE 90 POINTS The 2015 Riesling Federspiel Ried Klaus offers a precise bouquet of white fruits intertwined with herbal and flinty stone aromas. Round and intense on the palate, with beautiful concentration and a persistent, lovely salty finish, this is a highly elegant and complex, tightly structured Riesling from one of the most spectacular single-vineyard sites of the Wachau. The finish is full of tension, purity, salt and finally pretty long as well. - Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate #225

    ANTONIO GALLONI - VINOUSMEDIA.COM - 92 POINTS Like a slaw of fresh apple, sweet pepper, fennel and cooling green herbs, this buoyant beauty refreshes and invigorates, yet exhibits textural gloss and luscious juiciness such as one would more often associate with a masterfully executed Smaragd. One could perhaps characterize this as an impeccably balanced example of Smaragd such as it was in the late ‘80s or early ‘90s, and I suspect it will age like the best of those. The long, mouthwateringly salt-tinged finish delivers a lively and delightful exchange of fruit and herbs with stony and crystalline nuances. - David Schildknecht, Vinous Media
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  • KNOLL 2015 RIESLING LOIBNER FEDERSPIEL WACHAU, AUSTRIA

    Item #: 322296
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE SPECTATOR 91 POINTS - "Powerfully structured, with flavors of gooseberry, dried quince and pear tart that are...
    WINE SPECTATOR 91 POINTS - "Powerfully structured, with flavors of gooseberry, dried quince and pear tart that are flanked by rich spicy notes. Elegant and fresh-tasting on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 833 cases made."
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  • KURT ANGERER 2015 GRUNER VELTLINER KIES KAMPTAL

    Item #: 342385
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The Kies from Kurt Angerer is a classic Grüner Veltliner. Crisp and elegant and plenty of minerals. Beautiful aromas of as kiwi and apples combined...
    The Kies from Kurt Angerer is a classic Grüner Veltliner. Crisp and elegant and plenty of minerals. Beautiful aromas of as kiwi and apples combined with classic Gruener Veltliner flavors (black pepper, hazelnuts) make this wine an ideal companion for vegetable dishes and salads.
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  • LENZ MOSER 2013 BLAUFRANKISCH TROCKEN (DRY)

    Item #: 362346
    Bottle Size: 1L
    Ruby black color. Delicate aromas of praline and roasted nuts with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, relaxed craisin, ap...
    Ruby black color. Delicate aromas of praline and roasted nuts with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, relaxed craisin, apple, and cedar finish with moderate oak.
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  • MITTELBACH TEGERNSEERHOF 2016 GRUNER VELTLINER 'SUPERIN' FEDERSPIEL

    Item #: 372459
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Martin Mittelbach is a Wachau insider with an outsider’s perspective. He is the fifth generation of Mittelbachs to run the historical Tegernseerhof...
    Martin Mittelbach is a Wachau insider with an outsider’s perspective. He is the fifth generation of Mittelbachs to run the historical Tegernseerhof, an estate that goes further back than 1000 years. His wines are like his personality: intense, focused and highly intellectual. These laser beams are as far away from the often baroque style that can be found in this region. In every level his wines excel and can stand tall next to any of the greatest producers in Austria.

    Mineral, Elegant and Aromatic
    Crisp, Dry, Elegant and Aromatic, Floral, Fruity, Light, Mineral
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  • MITTELBACH TEGERNSEERHOF 2010 RIESLING "RIED LOIBENBERG" SMARAGD

    Item #: 372437
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    In the range of Martin’s Smaragd rieslings this wine is the most delicate and refreshing. It comes from one of the most warm sites in the Wachau (w...
    In the range of Martin’s Smaragd rieslings this wine is the most delicate and refreshing. It comes from one of the most warm sites in the Wachau (which is still much cooler than most parts of Austria’s wine regions) and is often the first to be picked within the Smaragd rieslings. The numerous parcels that are scattered over this large hill give the wine a great balance of characters from sweet meyer lemon notes to the first pick of yellow stone fruits in early summer. The wine has a wonderfully refreshing spring-like feel that is decorated with flowers, acacia honey and the first grasses of spring. Indeed, spring and summer nuances are what this wine is all about. The wine’s earth impressions are as big of a part of this wine as the fruit, and Martin prides himself in the savory and subtle nature of his wines. Oh yes, there is much more than a small dose of minerality as well. Out of the glass, the wine leads with the impressions of river stone and freshly scratched metal, you know, like your carbon steel knife after a good scrubbing. It is a beautiful wine that is refreshingly delicate for a Smaragd and is loaded with plenty of brain to keep us wine geeks transfixed.
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  • MORIC 2015 BLAUFRANKISCH BURGENLAND BIODYNAMIC, VEGAN

    Item #: 303964
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 92
    WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS - "The 2013 Blaufränkisch Burgenland is a great charmer and offers a beautifully fine, fre...
    WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS - "The 2013 Blaufränkisch Burgenland is a great charmer and offers a beautifully fine, fresh and floral bouquet with ripe cherries and raspberries presented on slate and chalk plates and spiced with freshly milled black pepper, a touch of licorice and violets. Highly precise and delicate, this is the wine that makes Blaufränkisch lovers, and I cannot remember having had a finer and more stimulating red of this Burgenland star in my life. This is like a Pinot from Vosne or a Monprivato Barolo and Roland says it is impossible to produce Blaufränkisch on a lower level with higher yield. Silky, sweet and fine on the palate, with a lovely juiciness and intense length it is also firm and untamed, with wild cherry and forest aromas and delicately grippy tannins. Great purity and finesse at a ridiculous price. This is a must buy."

    After three great Blaufränkisch vintages between 2011 and 2013, 2014 is also a rather problematic vintage in the Mittelburgenland. Due to rainfalls in summer and September the grapes were picked earlier and did not have the concentration of the three former vintages. However, thanks to a sunny October, which allowed the Roland Velich's Moric team to pick carefully and selectively, the resulting wines are clear, ripe and charming in their accessible juiciness.

    2013 is exceptional, 2012 taut and concentrated due to a warm and dry vintage, which caused loosely structured grapes with thick-skinned berries. However, there is also finesse and transparency in the wines. 2011 is a monolithic, age-worthy vintage that was picked quickly to keep the grapes healthy and fresh. It will take a long time to develop its talents.

    BIODYNAMIC
    WINE & SPIRITS 92 POINTS - "This is Roland Velichs most basic Blaufrankisch, a textbook example of the variety in Burgenland. It tastes as if it has assimilated the warm sun it its juicy blue fruit as well as the cool mountain breezes in its tart berry acidity; it offers a sense of the surrounding forests in its spice, as well as the primary rock under the vines in its firm, dark minerality. It’s entirely of a piece and of a place."

    Shows lots of peppery snap to the red plum and raspberry flavors, supported by crisp acidity. Hints of green herbs emerge on the finish. Drink now. 600 cases imported.
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  • NIGL 2015 GRUNER VELTLINER FREIHEIT

    Item #: 372090
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Freiheit shows pear and lime peel notes as well as floral and grassy components, with a clean mineral finish.
    Freiheit shows pear and lime peel notes as well as floral and grassy components, with a clean mineral finish.
  • NIKOLIAHOF 2015 GRUNER VELTLINER HEFEABZUG

    Item #: 360253
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Vinous Media: 92
    VINOUS 92 POINTS - " Bottled off its lees, as its nickname implies, this now has tough competition from a ...
    VINOUS 92 POINTS - " Bottled off its lees, as its nickname implies, this now has tough competition from a second cask of the same base wine that was bottled unfiltered under the nickname 'Zwickl.' (See my accompanying review of that bottling.) But this Hefeabzug is quite distinctively delicious. Chamomile, hay, artichoke, lima bean, cucumber, cress, crunchy apple and nearly ripe Bartlett pear combine on a fetching nose and buoyant, silken-textured, infectiously juicy palate, leading to a luscious and refreshing finish tinged with saliva-inducing salinity and invigorating impingement of chalk and stone. This isn’t the first Hefeabzug installment to have (barely) cracked 12 percent alcohol, but is nonetheless delightfully buoyant as expected. Nor has the extra ripeness of this vintage in any other respect compromised the characteristic."
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  • PROIDL 2014 DRY RIESLING, SENFTENBERGER RAMELN KREMSTAL, AUSTRIA

    Item #: 304571
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS Proidl's 2014 Riesling Auslese Senftenberger Rameln offers a very clear, elegant, delic...
    WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS Proidl's 2014 Riesling Auslese Senftenberger Rameln offers a very clear, elegant, delicately concentrated, rather subtle and stony bouquet, with grapefruit, raisin and spicy flavors. Sweet, finesse-full and highly delicate on the piquant and refined palate, this is a highly elegant, extraordinary filigreed, precise and minerally piquant Austrian Auslese; it also has a pure and salty finish. Bottled with 8% alcohol, this is a very quaffable and food-friendly Auslese on top quality level. (0.5-liter bottle)
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    Special Price $19.99

  • VON DONABAUM 2015 GRUNER VELTLINER

    Item #: 342386
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Gruner Veltliner is the perfect summer wine. While enjoyable throughout the year, Von Donabaum's Gruner is ideal in warmer weather for its refresh...
    Gruner Veltliner is the perfect summer wine. While enjoyable throughout the year, Von Donabaum's Gruner is ideal in warmer weather for its refreshing quality.
    Among the many wonderful attributes of Gruner Veltliner is its ability to pair well with foods you never thought you'd find a wine for. For example, avocado, artichokes, asparagus and every manner of obstreperous veggie, Gruner Veltliner loves them. Need a white wine for a wild mushroom saute? Step right up. Want a wine for a peppery salad with arugula, here you go. Not to mention, the wine is a perfect complement to any Asian or seafood cuisine. Von Donabaum overwhelms with is bright, juicy acidity the dances on the palate. Green apple and white pepper (a Gruner Veltliner hallmark) are just the beginning: wet stone with citrus bursts of ripe lemon and a dry but creamy texture are captivating. Stainless steel fermentation allows for full expression of this fantastic food friendly summer quaffer. We cannot stress enough how this wine needs to be a part of your summer white rotation!
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  • WEIXELBAUM 2015 GRUNER VELTLINER "STEPHANUS" KAMPTAL, AUSTRIA

    Item #: 322456
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ENTHUSIAST - 89 POINTS

    Kamptal boasts a variety of terroir, ranging from loess over gravel to ...

    WINE ENTHUSIAST - 89 POINTS

    Kamptal boasts a variety of terroir, ranging from loess over gravel to striking parcels of primary rock and even volcanic elements. A hot and dry microclimate, the soil is geologically spectacular, as it originates from 270 million year old Permian Period, being a desert like sandstone base with volcanic particles.

    Heinrich Weixelbaum produces superb results from some of Strass's best grapes. He is the winemaker of Weixelbaum Winery and is constantly looking for consistently excellent wines. His life is his family and winery and his guiding principle is: "We all have an interest in the progress of the vintage and have two simple aims...to make wines we love to drink ourselves, and to see others enjoying them." Wine region: Kamptal, Austria. Its name originates from the Kamp River. In the middle of the Kamptal is Austria's largest wine town named Langenlois, next to the well-known wine village Strass is located. A wine growing highlight in the area is the Zöbinger Heiligenstein and the Strasser Gaisberg. Both mountains are now the best sites for Riesling and Grüner Veltliner. Plentiful clay, loess and primary rock soils help create a distinctive Grüner Veltliner. Here its taste is peppery and it has an excellent ageing potential. The pronounced acidity, a characteristic of the Grüner Veltliner as well as the Riesling, adds to this potential.
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  • WESZELI 2012 GRUNER VELTLINER "KAFERBERG" (ERSTE LAGE, 1ER CRU), DAC RESERVE

    Item #: 342388
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    What strikes you most about the Kaferberg 2012 Gruner Veltliner is its tremendous impact, along with purity. These traits seem to be the hallmark ...
    What strikes you most about the Kaferberg 2012 Gruner Veltliner is its tremendous impact, along with purity. These traits seem to be the hallmark of the wines of Davis Weszeli, and even moreso for the The Kaferberg Gruner Veltliner... which has a robust nose, a bit similar to (get ready)... Parmesan Cheese (!)(we mean this in a good way, as we love cheese, at Hi-Time)...this is due to some ageing in neutral casks, with excellent integration now. This wine is bone dry and oozing with minerality. Grown on limestone soil, and organically farmed, with flora and wildlife abound on the property, Davis Weszeli is making wines that speak directly from the source.

    Pairing suggestions: Enjoy this with pasta, or baked chicken, and can be perfect with robust saltwater fish or lobster as well as game and (of course) mature cheese.
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  • WESZELI 2012 RIESLING "PURUS" KAMPTAL

    Item #: 362340
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    From Kamptal, Davis Weszeli brings us this 2012 Austrian Riesling frown on mica soil, coming from the younger vines of the Seeberg Premier Cru (Ers...
    From Kamptal, Davis Weszeli brings us this 2012 Austrian Riesling frown on mica soil, coming from the younger vines of the Seeberg Premier Cru (Erste Lage) vineyard and farmed organically and with a bio-diverse atmosphere with its flora and wildlife in tow. This bone dry Riesling spends 18 months on the lees and 12 months in bottle before release. The Purus Riesling is very "Chenin Blanc" in nature with its large, waxy palate, but finishing with a salty, savory finish. This is a stunning Riesling that is definitely a "rock licker's" delight.
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