Austria

Alzinger 2017 Wachau Hollerin Riesling Smaragd

Hollerin has fairly large terraces, with loam and Gföhler gneiss soil. Sometimes thought to be the softer counterpart to nearby Höhereck, this vintage the Hollerin really shines! Sweet mint and ginger on the nose, the palate is zippy and bracing with a mélange of stone fruit and citrus: ripe peach, nectarine, orange and tangerine juice, tart kumquat zest—mouthwatering! Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

Hager, Matthias 2021 Niederösterreich Riesling Terassen

From the northern Kamptal , whose cool winds and nights and stony soil around Mollands are responsible for the fruity, spicy and mineral taste of these wines. An easy drinking and elegant riesling with notes of citrus, white flowers, peach and wet rocks, underscored by vibrant acidity, a faint spritz and juicy peachade flavor. Perfect with sushi and seafood appetizers, salads, green veggies and fresh cheeses. Certified Biodynamic and screwcap closure; the ultimate picnic wine for summer! Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Hirsch 2019 Kamptal Lamm Grüner Veltliner

The super deep, herbal nose pulls you into this very suave and complex gruner that’s first succulent, then profoundly mineral, retaining a wonderful lightness of touch through the extremely long, subtle finish. From biodynamically grown grapes.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Jurtschitsch 2021 Kamptal Grüner Veltliner Stein

From the oldest cellar in the Kamptal dating back to the 14th century, the recent estate was established in 1868 , converted to organics in 2006 and the ancient cellar renovated in 2016.  Stein hails from various mountain slopes of Langenlois in the Kamptal north of the Danube. These  cool, elevated slopes make for a very mineral, herbaceous and elegant wine. Notes of lime, grapefruit, salt, and wet rock explode on the nose and palate, the latter underscored by stone fruit and white pepper. Refreshingly cool with a tightly woven structure. A great pairing for sushi and all manner of seafood, white meats, salads and green vegetables.  Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 35 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Meinklang 2021 Burgenland Weßer Mulatschak

A blend of Welschriesling, Grauburgunder, and Traminer biodynamically grown on a rocky loam soils. Hand-harvested, the grapes macerate for about a week followed by spontaneous fermentation and aging in stainless tank on the lees. The wine is unfined, unfiltered, and only 25 mg/L of SO2 is added before bottling. A nice balance of florals, apricot, and savory leesiness with just a whisper of texture.

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pichler, FX 2019 Wachau Burgstall Riesling Federspiel

From a windy plateau above the Danube used to herd livestock as a fortification in the first settlement Liupna during the Middle Ages.The nose opens with assertive aromas of  white peach, faint petrol, orange zest, lime blossom, and a hint of pink grapefruit on a smoky, mineral background.  Pichler keeps things very traditional in the cellar and utilizes large, neutral oak casks to mature their wines. This one is salty and fresh on a medium-bodied, slightly glossy palate that’s boasting white nectarine, lime peel, flint, tart pear,  white pepper and grapefruit peel that gives verve and nerve to the entire wine, corsetting its ripeness with delicious citric acidity.   Perfectly crunchy acidity delivers a precisely layered and dry Riesling with classic Wachau grip and tension. Ripe and fresh but not green or vegetal, just grippy and refreshingly racy. A thrilling springtime riesling. Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $38.99

  • rosé
  • 29 in stock
  • $23.99

Schloss Gobelsburg 2019 Kamptal Riesling Heiligenstein Erste Lage

Reid Heiligenstein is Kamptal's 1er cru vineyard considered to be worthy of Grand Cru status. One of the top sites in Austria for dry riesling, Heiligenstein actually means “Stone of the Saints.” Just over a century ago, the Heiligenstein was one of first single vineyards in Austria to get its own name on a label – at a time when dry rieslings were a rarity in Imperial Austria and were much sought after. Visible from afar,  the vineyard rises steeply like a mighty wall from the gently sloping vineyard landscape around the town of Langenlois, Austria’s largest winegrowing commune. On the summit, at 349 meters above sea level, stands a small, stone-built tower.  The entire 35-hectare surface is covered with narrow terraces, many of which accommodate just three or four rows of vines. Schloss Gobelsburg owns a total of about three hectares .

Having been blessed to attend Gobelsburg's  850th anniversary Heiligenstein Vertical Tasting with vintages going back to the early 70s, I can say that these rieslings are insanely age worthy with my favorites being from 1982 and 1973, showing an incredible electricty and vivacity unexpected in wines of 40+ years of age! The 2019  is an excellent introduction to this legendary vineyard as it was considered a very good vintage and hence more exuberant in it's infancy. Aromas of white flowers, peach, citrus and stony rocks reinforce the notes on the palate with a very bright, mineral finish.  A pitch perfect embodiment of spring in a glass! Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

Stadlmann 2018 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.   -CB

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

Tement 2020 Sudsteiermark Kalk & Kreide

Hailing from Southern Styria right across the border from Slovenia, Weingut Tement is firmly established  as a benchmark producer for Styrian Sauvignon Blanc and Morillon. Certified organic and now certified biodynamic as of this year. Their flagship is the regional Sudsteiermark Sauvignon Blanc “Kalk & Kreide”. It is a blend from fifty sites and the name describes the main terroir, mainly limestone and some clay. Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with 6 mos lees ageing. The nose displays  a wide spectrum of citrus aromas plus some quince and wild herbs. The palate is extremely mineral with an ever so faint spritz with notes of wet rocks, grapefruit , gooseberry and grass. The finish is long and refreshing due to the bright acidity and absolutely thirst quenching. For lovers of flinty Sancerre and Pouilly Fume. Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 27 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Zahel Gemischter Satz 2020 Vienna Mauer

A field blend from within the city limits of Vienna. Mauer is the southern most neighborhood of Vienna's amphitheater-like, historic vineyard area. A mix of 6 grapes (Gruner Veltliner, Riesling, Grauburgunder, Weissburgunder, Chardonnay and Traminer) harvested from their Ried Preussen and Ried Weissleiten vineyards which are biodynamically certified. The grapes thrive at this high elevation...330 meters above sea level in a distinct soil type called Flysch (sandstone on top of limestone bedrock). The grapes are hand harvested in one day and co-fermented in stainless steel. The grapes undergo 24 hours of cool maceration before the juice is pressed and allowed to ferment naturally with only native yeasts. Before bottling, the wine is aged for 8 months on its fine lees without batonnage. It is a bright, elegant, mineral version of this classic Viennese and immensely drinkable wine.  Winemonger

  • white
  • 49 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Zeit 2021 Niederösterreich Wagram Gruner Veltliner Orange

The Zeit 'Orange' is all Gruner Veltliner from around Wagram in Austria. On the light/medium end of the spectrum for orange wines, this has nice mellow texture, some stone fruit, and the subtle feel of skins which lends dryness and frames the wine well. Crown capped, but completely still (no bubbles), this is a great introduction to skin contact ("orange") wines.  -EL

  • rosé
  • 3 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur