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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.
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  • ALZINGER 2015 RIESLING HOHERECK SMARAGD WACHAU, AUSTRIA

    Item #: 311869
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ADVOCATE 92 - 93 POINTS The 2015 Riesling Smaragd Durnsteiner Hohereck offers a clear and intense bouquet o...
    WINE ADVOCATE 92 - 93 POINTS The 2015 Riesling Smaragd Durnsteiner Hohereck offers a clear and intense bouquet of ripe fruits and some leafy aromas. Full-bodied, fresh and aromatic on the palate this is a clear, pure and elegant, fruit-intense and very salty Riesling with stony flavors and a long and tension-filled finish. Very good expression and mineral structure here.
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  • BERGER 2013 ZWEIGELT 1LT

    Item #: 311315
    Bottle Size: 1L
    Zweigelt (pronounced "tsv eye gelt"), a crossing of Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent, was developed in 1922, at the Federal Institute for Viticultur...
    Zweigelt (pronounced "tsv eye gelt"), a crossing of Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent, was developed in 1922, at the Federal Institute for Viticulture and Pomology at Klosterneuburg, Austria, by Dr. Friedrich "Fritz" Zweigelt. It is now the most widely-grown red grape variety in Austria. Berger's Zweigelt is fresh and unoaked, medium-bodied, and moderate in alcohol. This is a lovely, soft, aromatic red reminiscent of pinot noir in its cherry/raspberry scent and taste. There are subtle herbal notes on the clean finish. Serve this wine slightly cool with anything from a roast pork loin to a grilled cheeseburger. This wine comes in a liter bottle sealed with a crown cap. (Put a bottle stopper or an old cork in the bottle if you don't finish it right away.)
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  • BERGER 2014 ZWEIGELT DRY RED

    Item #: 311313
    Bottle Size: 1 LTR GIFT
  • BERGER 2015 GRUNER VELTLINER AUSTRIA DRY WHITE

    Item #: 333213
    Bottle Size: 1L
    ERIC ASIMOV - THE NEW YORK TIMES
    "Fresh and expressive, with citrus, floral and mineral flavors that linger...
    ERIC ASIMOV - THE NEW YORK TIMES
    "Fresh and expressive, with citrus, floral and mineral flavors that linger in the mouth. It practically invites you to have a second glass."

    This light, refreshing white makes an excellent introduction to Gruner Veltliner. An excellent value that's an easy pairing for a wide array of foods, Berger Gruner Veltliner has a pleasant acidity, a delicious palate of citrus and stone fruits, and a hint of minerality.
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  • BERNREITER 2014 HEURIGER WHITE 1 LITER AUSTRIA

    Item #: 372105
    Bottle Size: 1L
    1 liter! The Heuriger is a Gemishter Satz field blend sourced from different vineyards, and thus can’t be labeled "Wiener Gemischter Satz". Nonethe...
    1 liter! The Heuriger is a Gemishter Satz field blend sourced from different vineyards, and thus can’t be labeled "Wiener Gemischter Satz". Nonetheless, the style of the wine is definitively "Gemischter Satz": vintage to vintage the wines show a wide range of texture, fruit, and acidity imparted by multiple grapes at varied ripening stages. However because no one variety dominates, the wines are never so different from what the fan of Gemischter Satz would expect. The 2014 Heuriger is bright with plenty of acid and fruit and a touch of sweetness. Pair it with traditional heuriger food such as Kümmelbraten (caraway pork belly roast), Faschierte Laibchen (fried minced meat patties), Fleischknödel (meat dumplings) and the classic Wiener Schnitzel.
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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. It tastes (and really is) less sweet than the Lyra and also the alcohol is more moderate (13% instead of 13.5%). I wouldn't touch it for at least for five years but I'd be happy to cellar as much as I need until 2030. 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 BERG VOGELSANG

    Item #: 307462
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    A fine mosaic of mineral; dusty, a scree of little stones, green pepper, lime; not as pointed as usual, a more dispersed spiciness; sorrely—again, ...
    A fine mosaic of mineral; dusty, a scree of little stones, green pepper, lime; not as pointed as usual, a more dispersed spiciness; sorrely—again, an exceptional vintage. – Terry Theise
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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."
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  • EMMERICH KNOLL 2014 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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  • EMMERICH KNOLL 2015 GRUNER VELTLINER 'KREUTLES' SMARAGD, WACHAU, AUSTRIA

    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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  • HEIDI SCHROCK 2014 WEISSBURGUNDER, BURGENLAND DRY PINOT BLANC

    Item #: 362370
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Heidi Schrock took over her family winery in 1983. The winery and its 10 hectares of vineyards are located in the historic village of Rust (in the...
    Heidi Schrock took over her family winery in 1983. The winery and its 10 hectares of vineyards are located in the historic village of Rust (in the province of Burgenland) about 5 miles from the Hungarian border. Her south-facing vineyards form an amphitheater around Rust on Lake Neusiedl. These vineyards produce some of the best and most tradition-rich wines in Austria. The yearly hours of sunshine there are much higher than the Austrian average. The sunshine combined with sandy soils mixed with clay and high calcium content provide the ideal prerequisites for impressive, full-bodied dry wines. In 2003 Heidi was awarded "Falstaff Vintner of the Year", making her one of only a handful of women to obtain this honor. Her 2014 Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) is stunningly good: delicate floral and green apple aromas lead to rich, full-bodied, complex stone fruit flavors and a long dry finish.
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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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  • KRACHER 11 BEERENAUSLESE 375 ml BURGENLAND, AUSTRIA

    Item #: 365529
    Bottle Size: 375ml
    **Please note, this is a half sized bottle
    PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A HALF BOTTLE (375ML)

    60% Chardonnay, 40% Welschriesling

    Kracher wines have long been in a class of the...



    PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A HALF BOTTLE (375ML)

    60% Chardonnay, 40% Welschriesling

    Kracher wines have long been in a class of their own. The vision of legendary winemaker Alois Kracher, Jr. is carried on by his son Gerhard. Practically no other sweet wines have reached such a high level of recognition worldwide or the same consistently high ratings. Serve these wines from picturesque Illmitz, Austria to friends at your home for a special evening!
    This handcrafted dessert wine has pronounced honeyed notes over attractive aromas of ripe stone fruit, subtle spices and mineral character. Nuances of juicy yellow fruit with vibrant acidity; highly elegant and balanced with a touch of salt, leading to a lingering mandarin finish.

    PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A HALF BOTTLE (375ML)
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  • LAURENZ V 15 GRUNER VELTLINER "SINGING" NIEDEROSTERREICH AUSTRIA

    Item #: 306860
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    A very attractive fruit bouquet yields apple, peach and citrus aromas along with a typical Veltliner spiciness and a touch of white pepper. The sof...
    A very attractive fruit bouquet yields apple, peach and citrus aromas along with a typical Veltliner spiciness and a touch of white pepper. The soft and juicy palate is supported by fine acidity. It sings on the palate!
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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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  • LOIMER 2015 GRUNER VELTLINER" LOIS" KAMPTAL, AUSTRIA

    Item #: 362373
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ENTHUSIAST 90 POINTS - "A wonderful mix of white pepper, fresh lemon zest, herbal pungency and green pear fla...
    WINE ENTHUSIAST 90 POINTS - "A wonderful mix of white pepper, fresh lemon zest, herbal pungency and green pear flavors makes Gruner Veltliner such a success. Here it all comes in one focused, friendly and easy package, with peppery length."
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  • MORIC 2013 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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  • NIKOLAIHOF 2013 GV IM WEINGEBIRGE FEDERSPIEL GRUNER VELTLINER, WACHAU, AUSTRIA

    Item #: 308007
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Organic, bio-dynamic winery whose wines express the earth, the whole earth and nothing but the earth. Unusually phenolic and gravelly this year; th...
    Organic, bio-dynamic winery whose wines express the earth, the whole earth and nothing but the earth. Unusually phenolic and gravelly this year; the dark almost brooding side of Gruner Veltliner, smoky and boxwoody; with air it releases a sappiness of peppery resin, but don't approach in search of charm - this is all about craggy dignity.
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  • NIKOLAIHOF 2014 GRUNER VELTLINER HEFEABZUG WACHAU, AUSTRIA

    Item #: 324079
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 90
    Wine Spectator: 92
    The intensely yellow-colored 2014 Grüner Veltliner Hefeabzug displays a clear and elegant, well-concentrated bouquet of ripe white fruits. Bottled ...
    The intensely yellow-colored 2014 Grüner Veltliner Hefeabzug displays a clear and elegant, well-concentrated bouquet of ripe white fruits. Bottled after six months on the lees, this medium-bodied, 11% alcohol wine is dry and straight, and reveals a gastronomic grip and structure. Good finish, pretty fresh and with some crispy phenols. Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate. 88 Points.
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  • NIKOLAIHOF 2015 GRUNER VELTLINER IM WEINGEBIRGE FEDERSPIEL

    Item #: 322099
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS - "The Nikolaihof 2011 Riesling Federspiel Vom Stein projects a wonderful combination of ...
    WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS - "The Nikolaihof 2011 Riesling Federspiel Vom Stein projects a wonderful combination of silken texture and expansiveness with vibrancy and alcoholic levity (at 12%), setting-up a scintillatingly interactive exchange among juicy white peach, invigoratingly tart crabapple, iris-like inner-mouth perfume, almond, mineral salts, stone, toasted nuts and marjoram. A subtle black tea-like astringency and hint of peach fuzz serve for stimulating counterpoint to the caressingly silken textural undertone. This beauty should prove worth following through at least 2022."
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  • NIKOLIAHOF 2015 GRUNER VELTLINER HEFEABZUG

    Item #: 360253
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    WINE ADVOCATE 93 POINTS - "The Nikolaihof 2009 Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Im Weingebirge evinces wet stone and alk...
    WINE ADVOCATE 93 POINTS - "The Nikolaihof 2009 Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Im Weingebirge evinces wet stone and alkaline mineral notes already in the nose, along with floral and herbal allusions. On a polished palate, pear and succulent cranshaw melon pull this analytically dry wine in a sweet direction, while nut oils and hints of pepper - along with the aforementioned herbal and mineral elements - serve for deliciously fascinating counterpoint in a long, profoundly yet refreshingly stimulating finish. This should perform superbly for at least the next 15 years."
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  • SCHLOSS GOBELSBURG 2015 GRUNER VELTINER RENNER KAMPTAL, AUSTRIA

    Item #: 362640
    Bottle Size: 750ml
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    DRINK Schloss Gobelsburg has a winemaking history dating back to the 12 century. Today it is ...
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    DRINK Schloss Gobelsburg has a winemaking history dating back to the 12 century. Today it is a joint project of Michi Moosbrugger and Willi Brundlmayer. They are succeeding in making beautiful, balanced wines which reflect their terroir.
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  • SCHLOSSKELLEREI GOBELSBURG 2015 GRUNER VELTINER 'GOBELSBURGER' , KAMPTAL, AUSTRIA, DRY WHITE

    Item #: 362339
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This dry white soars with a bouquet of elderflower and lemongrass. Crisp on the palate, with a light, mineral finish.
    This dry white soars with a bouquet of elderflower and lemongrass. Crisp on the palate, with a light, mineral finish.
  • SOHM & KRACHER 2015 GRUNER VELTLINER "LION"

    Item #: 342369
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ENTHUSIAST 90 POINTS Tender, friendly hints of juicy pear beckon. The palate follows with more oomph and l...
    WINE ENTHUSIAST 90 POINTS Tender, friendly hints of juicy pear beckon. The palate follows with more oomph and lots of lemon freshness. There is a lovely textural element to the crisp midpalate and edges of peppery herbs everywhere that haunt you long after the lip-smacking finish.

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    This bright, crisp wine made in a joint venture between Sommelier Aldo Sohm of Le Bernardin in New York and Gerhard Kracher, of winemaking roots in Austria, was created by them during a wine and dining experience over lunch in New York City back in 2008. Both Gerhard and Aldo cherish indigenous grape varieties and have a soft spot in their hearts for Grüner Veltliner making this variety the clear choice. They decided upon the wine-growing region of Weinviertel as being underestimated and possessing old vineyards, as well as displaying a diverse soil profile and a unique micro-climate. This was where the two found the perfect vineyard and began to define their very own style of Gruner Veltliner “This wine undergoes spontaneous fermentation, as do all the wines. It is the only wine in the line-up that fully ferments in stainless steel where it spends one year on its fine lees. It is a crisp, fresh, aperitif-style Gruner that is salty and easy to drink.”
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