Austria

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  • 3 in stock
  • $34.99

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Ambrositsch, Jutta 2015 Wien Stammersdorfer Gemischter Satz Satellit

Jutta Ambrositsch did her quarter-life crisis right, making the jump from a career in graphic design to biodynamically farming some of the finest plots of old vines in the 19th District Vienna DAC along with a satellite plot, from which this wine takes its name. This wine comes partly from the Bisamberg vineyard in the 21st district, north of the Danube with predominately sandy loess soils and calcarious subsoil. A blend of co-harvested and stainless steel fermented Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc the nose is both floral and soft, with just a hint of flint. The wine is juicy and bright, medium in body with notes of white cherries and white peach, tarragon, and orange zest. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Arndorfer 2012 Roter Veltliner Von den Terrassen 1979

100% Roter Veltliner planted in 1979 near the top of Gaisberg (Zöbing side). Known more for being a top site for growing Riesling than Roter Veltliner, Martin and Anna Arndorfer purchased this vineyard in 2010 (after being warned not to do so by relatives). The primary rock up there (300+ meters, south facing) is predominately Gfohler Gneiss along with Mica-Schist. Both 2012 and 2013 had very similar vinifications: few hours of maceration, aged in a mix of oak and stainless steel, with ten months on the lees and no fining. 2012 was the first vintage of this wine, boasting a beautiful, aromatic nose of brown butter and rich toffee with golden apple and citron. On the palate the wine has an opulent texture, rich and soft, with notes of candied citron, ginger, pear, yellow apple,  and salted caramel. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $61.99

Arndorfer 2013 Roter Veltliner Von den Terrassen 1979

100% Roter Veltliner planted in 1979 near the top of Gaisberg (Zöbing side). Known more for being a top site for growing Riesling than Roter Veltliner, Martin and Anna Arndorfer purchased this vineyard in 2010 (after being warned not to do so by relatives). The primary rock up there (300+ meters, south facing) is predominately Gfohler Gneiss along with Mica-Schist. Both 2012 and 2013 had very similar vinifications: few hours of maceration, aged in a mix of oak and stainless steel, with ten months on the lees and no fining. We are very lucky to have two different vintages to choose from, ultimately showcasing the influence of the vintage. Reflecting some similar development on the nose as the 2012 (salted toffee/brown butter), there is also a brighter note of Seville orange zest, and the palate reveals a higher acidity, with tangy orange/lemon oil, and brighter vegetal tones alongside the pear and apple fruit. Not austere by any means, but the 2013 does come off as stonier and edgier than the 2012. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $60.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $349.99

Fuchs und Hase 2015 Niederösterreich Pet Nat Vol. 1

Fuchs und Hase is a collaboration between Alwin & Stefanie Jurtschitsch and Martin & Anna Arndorfer in the Kamptal. Each vintage they make a series of "Volumes", always Pét Nats, with no filtering or fining. The grapes are picked together and co-ferment as well. Each Volume is a different blend: 2015's Volume 1 is mostly Müller-Thurgau, with some Grüner Veltliner and Muskateller. The nose is delicate with notes of apple blossom and anise. Savory tones of oxidized apple core balance out the tropical tang of starfruit and green strawberry, making for a wine that is a touch more fruit forward than Volume 2. Tasted again in January, this wine is in a great place, showing more freshness with a vibrancy of mixed citrus zests and less tones of oxidation. Cari Bernard

  • white sparkling
  • 14 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Gut Oggau 2015 Burgenland Emmeram

Eduard and Stephanie Tscheppe are making a 'family' of wines in Burgenland, Austria. Emmeram is 100% Gewurtztraminer grown biodynamically on a mix of limestone and sand. Grapes are hand harvested and ferment in large, used oak barrels. The élevage is also in used oak (500 L barrels), and like their other wines, there is no batonnage, no fining or filtration, and no added sulfur. This vintage of Emmeram finished fermenting with a touch of residual sugar, which lends a balance and textural richness to the piquant, young ginger and white pepper spice along with flavors of ripe pineapple and juicy pears. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $61.99

  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Harm 2015 Wachau Grüner Veltliner Fio

Maria and Andreas Harm have around ten hectares spread between Kremstal and Wachau, with their 500-year-old cellar located on the Kremstal side. Andreas had been an organic viticulture consultant to other estates across Austria and was vineyard manager for his family estate when he and Maria were offered the chance to lease some choice vineyard parcels on Kellerberg and Hollerin in 2010. This was their chance to branch out into their own projects, the cellar came later in 2014. A contrast to the neighboring plots in the region, the Harm vineyards are home to a bevy of plants, animals, and insects thriving together. The 'FIO' stands for four-in-one: Grüner Veltliner from vines aging 10-30 years, from four different vineyards. The wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel, with lees contact until bottling. Rich and spicy young ginger takes the forefront, with juicy apple and pear, white flowers and lemon zest. A sprightly Grüner to pair with crisp snap pea salads, steamed artichokes, fresh soft cheeses, grilled flaky fish. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $26.99

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $57.99

  • Biodynamic

Hirsch 2015 Niederosterreich Grüner Veltliner Hirschvergnugen

Sourced from vineyards that are currently awaiting organic certification, the wine is aged in stainless steel and clocks in at a whopping 11.5% alcohol. Incredibly crisp without feeling austere, the white blossom and young ginger notes are present on both the nose and palate, along with a green apple skin, grapefruit zest, fresh radish, and a hint of pea shoots on the finish. An inspired choice for pairing with everything from a simple salad to softer, zesty goat cheeses, and kohlrabi schnitzel (I've had it, it's a thing). Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Jurtschitsch NV (b 13) Kamptal Brut Sekt Rosé

Weingut Jurtschitsch is the oldest winery (est. 16th century) in the Kamptal region of Austria and has been in the family since 1868. Vineyards were converted to organic farming in 2006 and all 60 hectares have been certified organic since 2009. The Brut Sekt Rosé is mostly Zweigelt with the balance made up of Pinot Noir and Sankt Laurent, from cooler vineyard sites with calcareous soils. The wine spends 2 1/2 years on the lees and receives 7 g/L dosage. Light, antique pink in the glass, the nose is fragrant with roses, blueberries, and raspberries. On the palate juicy red berries mingle with stony and salty minerality. Cari Bernard

  • rosé sparkling
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $64.99

Pittnauer 2015 Burgenland Pitti

A blend of Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, and a touch of Merlot; the Biodynamically-grown grapes are harvested by hand and see only stainless steel, so although the wine is medium in body, it boasts an incredible freshness. The nose is rich with notes of cherries and plums, while the palate is bright with juicy blackberries, cassis, dark plums, smoke, red apple skin, and dark chocolate. Works well with or without a slight chill.

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Biodynamic

Schiefer, Uwe 2013 Südburgenland Blaufränkisch "E" Eisenberg

Uwe Schiefer organically farms 14 hectares in the Südburgenland region of Austria, with a goal of moving to full biodynamics in the coming years. The ‘E’ is Blaufränkisch (vines average 15 years of age) sourced from a 6 ha plot on the steep slopes of the Eisenberg, with mixed soils of slate, clay, ferrous loam, and quartz. Blaufränkisch grown here often has a distinct level of minerality and acidity, making for fresh, food-friendly wines that also are incredibly terroir-expressive. The nose is rich and dark, with notes of black pepper and black plum skin mixed with stewed blackberries, cassis, brown sugar, and uplifted by aromas of mint, lavender, and eucalyptus. Medium-bodied on the palate, smooth and rich with flavors of blueberry compote, black raspberries, and black tea, with a touch of well-integrated tannins and bright acidity. Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic

Stadlmann 2015 Thermenregion Pinot Noir Classic

The Stadlmann family has been making wine since the 1780s in the Thermenregion; sheltered from the northern winds by the Vienna Woods, it is one of Austria's warmest wine growing areas. The 'Classic' line of wines are aged in large, used barrels to showcase the true character of the grape and terroir. 2015 is darker on the nose than 2013, with notes of cherry cola, black cherries, and red flowers. The palate is smooth and juicy with bright flavors of tart yet candied red cherries. A wonderful wine to have with a wide range of food! Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $41.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic

Stagard 2014 Kremstal Steiner Hund Riesling Reserve

Steiner Hund is a renowned site in the Kremstal, with loess and loam soils and a southern aspect. The wine is spontaneously fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness and vibrancy. The nose hints at a touch of botrytis and white blosssom; there is a richness to the mouthfeel coupled with notes of white peaches, apricots, and a soft, framing acidity. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic

Stagard 2015 Grüner Veltliner Handwerk

The Stagard 2015 Handwerk is a wine that shows the serious side of Grüner at a great price point. The nose is fragrant with white and yellow florals, leading notes of yellow peaches and Cara Cara oranges with just a whiff of white pepper. The palate is vibrant with juicy orange and stone fruit giving way to white pepper and a strong mineral character. Full-bodied but balanced by bright acidity, it would pair well with herbed chicken, grilled shrimp, or a board of soft cheeses. Andy Paynter

  • white
  • 36 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur