An alternative rendering of St. Urban, on view at Bründlmayer, from the same artist as the Knoll label

Alzinger, Brundlmayer, Hirtzberger, Knoll, Nigl, Nikolaihof, Pichler and Prager 1983 - 2012.

Share

We offer a recently acquired parcel of Austrian wines, perfectly stored. The wines are in stock, case discounts apply.

No Longer Available
  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $70.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $60.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $55.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $55.99

Alzinger 2012 Wachau Steinertal Grüner Veltliner Smaragd

Like its Riesling counterpart, Steinertal is Alzinger's top Grüner Veltliner. Like all the estate's wines, the first words that come to mind upon tasting are linear, compact and focused. It's very clean and steely on the palate with every element in perfect balance. The fruit, however, is really playing second fiddle here. In the fore one finds just texture, structure and dense minerality. Green-toned fruit, in line with the character of the vintage, hides out in the background, things like honeydew melon, green apple and just a hint of white pepper. When this wine stops being so backward and opens up after a few years, it's going to be really, really something. -jfr

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $67.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $60.99

Alzinger 2012 Wachau Federspiel Riesling Dürnsteiner

The Alzinger Federspiels are lighter, brighter and fresher than the Smaragds, as one would expect. They're top examples of fresh-tasting Austrian wines to drink now rather than to age. The Riesling is particularly racy, with salted honey notes, raging mineral clarity and zippy acid. The vines are planted closer to the river where the soil is less stony and more alluvial. -jfr

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $30.99

Alzinger 2012 Wachau Smaragd Hollerin Riesling

Whereas Höhereck is all flowers and steely, white stone minerality, Hollerin is earthier and slightly more wild with notes of sage, tarragon, lemon and lime. This is a linear, Saar-like focus to this wine with loads of acid. There's more body here, a little creaminess but still that filigreed, delicate sense. It's also saturated with minerals, almost in an aggressive way. Even stony wine fanatics might be taken aback by it, this monument to minerality. -jfr

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $57.99

Alzinger 2012 Wachau Steinertal Riesling Smaragd

The less said about Steinertal Riesling the better. Conventional wisdom says it's Alzinger's best wine and one of the greatest in Austria. Our allocation is miniscule so please let us know right away if you want some. Please don't forget Hollerin, Höhereck and Loibenberg -- they're all tremendous wines. -jfr

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $67.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $50.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $65.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $65.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $45.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $61.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $61.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $180.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $125.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $100.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $99.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $100.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $70.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $70.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $70.99

Hirtzberger 2011 Wachau Riesling Smaragd Singerriedl

Singerriedl is Hirtzberger's signature vineyard; furthest east in Spitz, and planted to Riesling, it creates the most stunning examples of deep, complex, lush Austrian wines. The wines show their best with age and are becoming increasingly difficult to find on the secondary market, so bury some of these in your cellar for 10 years then revisit them. It will be worth it... -jfr

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $40.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $90.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $50.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $45.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $75.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $84.99

Knoll 1999 Wachau Loibenberg Grüner Veltliner Smaragd

We recently tasted a curious bottle that was perhaps a bit off, but compelling enough that I feel the need to offer a description here anyway. While darker in color than many contemporaneous wines opened at the same dinner, and marked by mildly lower level of acidity (usually enough to make me move on to the next wine in such settings), the 1999 Loibenberg GV also displayed one of the most potent, screaming expressions of minerality I've encountered in a wine in quite some time. This is Grüner Veltliner for fans of beautiful, aged white Rhones – those ones where old vines and intense sun combine to bring forth a wine that is texturally impressive, fabulously mineral, and surprisingly delicious. John Ritchie

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $99.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $95.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $59.99

Knoll 2001 Wachau Smaragd Gruner Veltliner Vinothekfüllu

We recently opened a number of Vinothekfüllung bottles from Knoll with a lovely Chinese dinner to check in and see how they are doing. While heady opulence is the name of the game with these bottlings, the 2001 seemed to show the most grace, and a certain self-assuredness without the need to hit you over the head. Still so young, it's a lovely example of the vintage and estate, with more sappy fruit than many of the other non-Vinothek GVs that have seen some age, and plenty of nuance to spare. Typical Grüner flavors with lovely balance and freshness. John Ritchie

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $85.99

Knoll 2001 Wachau Smaragd Riesling Loibenberg

From a very stony vineyard, this wine seamlessly blends citrusy fruit and mineral character. Completely dry and fresh, it’s nonetheless rich and creamy and jazzy at the same time. Another great food wine. JW

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $60.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $75.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $51.99

Knoll 2002 Wachau Smaragd Gruner Veltliner Vinothekfüllu

2002 went down in the books as Austria's difficult flood vintage, but the wines have been vastly overlooked and under-priced as a result. This Vinhotekfullung Grüner Veltliner, has all the hallmarks of classic Knoll – that signature intensity but with a delicate airiness. Depth, power, and an achingly persistent finish characterize this deceptively youthful wine made from a blend of Knoll's best grapes sourced from various sites. This one has at least another twenty years to go. John Ritchie

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $89.99

Knoll 2002 Wachau Smaragd Kellerberg Riesling

Knoll's Riesling aromatics start to border on the magical after the wines have been in bottle for over a decade, and the 2002 Kellerberg is absolutely singing right now. Mature petrol tones mingle with lemon, tangerine and a strikingly floral blend of aromas. The palate is deeply coated with robust flavors of citrus and stone, all with potent acidity and freshness. A beautiful Kellerberg from an overlooked vintage. John Ritchie

This has fantastic focus and detail. Delicate and fine-boned, with extremely lively, cleansing acids that are simply lip-smacking. This all surrounds beautiful, taut, subtly creamy fruit that is all the more complex from its time in bottle. Jonathan Kemp

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $85.99

Knoll 2005 Wachau Smaragd Riesling Vinothekfüllung

The light strikes a boldly golden yellow wine in the glass, where the power and the quality selection of the Vinothek filling are shining through. The nose shows aromas of lemon shortbread, cut grass, cayenne pepper, toffee, and a hint of petrol. The palate is rich, broad and filigreed with notes of Meyer lemons before an herbally finish. Classic Knoll!

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $65.99

  • Organic
  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $60.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $85.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $50.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $50.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $100.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $50.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $45.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $70.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $49.99

Nikolaihof 1977 Wachau Nikolauswein 375ml

We recently acquired an old copy of Helmut Romé's excellent German-language tome from 1978, Die großen Weine Österreichs, a valuable resource on Austrian wine that's far superior to anything that has yet been published on the subject in English. Included is a contemporary review of the 1977 Nikolauswein, which we've translated and reprinted below.

"Riesling, Schloß Mautern, Süßenberg (Junge Point), 1977. Nikolauswein, Silberbichl, Eiswein-Auslese 24 KMW (121.5 Oechsle). This noble dessert wine was harvested on December 6, 1977 at a temperature of 17.5 degrees farenheit.
The Riesling bouquet with a delicate peach tone already allows the wine’s true nature to be recognized: the delicate, distinctive Eiswein spice, which continues in taste. A sleek, racy, treasure of a dessert wine, with finely polished aciditythat develops a fascinating, finessed “taste-experience” in interaction with the fine, fruity sweetness. Still young but with a great future. Excellent Risling-Eiswein."

  • Out of Stock
  • white sweet
  • 0 in stock
  • $125.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $175.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $175.99

Nikolaihof 2005 Wachau Riesling Steiner Hund Reserve

I have a three check system for tasting. Of what I tasted for a week in Austria, this is one of three wines that received the coveted third check for being mind-blowingly good. Savory minerals... the finish undulates — it comes in waves with moments receding and then reapproaching. It's expansive as a novel, touching, weeping and reminiscent of world-class perfume — you know the kind with just a twinge of an attractively disconcerting quality? I also tasted a singing, yet very youthful 92 Steiner Hund Riesling Spatlese if that gives you any reference for how long these wines can age. I was given a bottle of this wine with a specialized birthday label — and I intend on cellaring quite a few more as well. This wine deserves a soft spot in your heart too. RSG

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $80.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $80.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $120.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $150.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $79.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $75.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $114.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white off-dry
  • 0 in stock
  • $85.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $129.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $175.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $55.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $165.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $90.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $100.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $90.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $85.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $120.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $85.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $70.99

Prager 2012 Wachau Smaragd Riesling Wachstum Bodenstein

We make it a point to carry some of this wine every year — its story is fascinating and it never disappoints. The Wachstum Bodenstein is one of the highest-elevation sites in the Wachau and it was planted with massale selection with the aim of having a vineyard with among the most genetic diversity in all of Austria. The resulting wines are always multi-facted, layered, deep and rich. We love Prager! -jfr

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $75.99

Prager 2001 Wachau Riesling Smaragd Klaus

Few pleasures compare to that of aged Prager. The 2001 Klaus is pure magic, and drinking quite, quite well at the moment. Is it at its peak? It very possibly has a few more years to go and a bit more fat to shed, so we happily encourage you to both drink and hold. This beauty isn't going downhill anytime soon, and we plan to still be checking in on this well into the 2020s. Klaus is holy ground for Riesling and is perhaps the greatest site in the Wachau. 2001 is a terrific vintage, the best Austria has seen since 1997, and this wine is absolutely seamless. Broad-shouldered and muscular, yet well-defined and brimming with energy and freshness. -jfr

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $120.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $70.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $70.99

Prager 2012 Wachau Achleiten Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Stockkultur

Stockkultur is Tonti Bodenstein's most interesting project, featuring very, very old vines in rocky Achleiten, with much genetic diversity and many vines trained on single stakes like in the Mosel (although trained much lowers to the ground). One of the most deft yet concentrated Grüners of the vintage. We love Prager! -jfr

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $75.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $120.99

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $60.99