Austria

Arndorfer 2005 Kamptal Grüner Veltliner Grenzenlos

Grüner Veltliner from vines planted in 1959 on a mix of clay, gravel, and limestone soils, aged in stainless steel for five years before bottling. 

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $54.99

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
  • 2 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
  • 4 in stock
  • $60.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $349.99

Hager, Matthias 2016 Kamptal Grüner Veltliner Pet Net

100% Grüner Veltliner, from vines around 40 years in age, grown on a mix of loess and clay soils. Spontaneous fermentation begins in a mix of used oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. Apple blossom and green apples on the nose, this pét-nat boasts a powerful and creamy mousse with notes of lemon zest, white raspberries, peach skin, with just a whisper of residual sugar, and a layered, long finish. Cari Bernard

  • white sparkling
  • 13 in stock
  • no discount
  • $23.99

  • Biodynamic

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
  • 14 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $57.99

  • Biodynamic

Hofer 2016 Weinviertel Grüner Veltliner (1 Liter)

It's hard to imagine a better deal than this full liter of organic Grüner. The 2016 is a touch leaner than last year: crisp minerality and mouthwatering acidity lift notes of white blossom, yellow apricot, and salted lemonade.  Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 66 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $39.99

Nikolaihof 2002 Wachau Steinriesler Riesling

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after Labor Day.

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $66.99

  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $26.99

Preisinger, Claus 2015 Burgenland Kalkundkiesel White

Claus Preisinger's first vintage was in in early 2000s, after stints working in California as well as with Hans and Anita Nittnaus in Burgenland, where his vineyards are also located. His 19 hectares of vineyards have been certified Biodynamic (Respekt) since 2008. The Kalkundkiesel white is a blend of approximately 50% Weißburgunder, 30% Grüner Veltliner, and 20% Chardonnay, from different vineyards grown on chalk/limestone (kalk) and pebbles (kiesel). The grapes can spend up to eight months on the skins, but for this vintage it was closer to four to six. The wine then spends 14 months in neutral, small barrels (a mix of French and Austrian oak), before being bottled with no added sulfur. Incredibly clean and soft, the palate has complexity, but not the tannic texture one often expects on a white wine with months of skin contact. Savory notes mix with yellow apple and peaches on the nose, the wine has rich flavors of saffron, yellow apple, and fresh green pear with a floral overtone. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Preisinger, Claus 2016 Burgenland Puszta Libre!

Unusually slender for a red wine bottle, the Puszta Libre! bottle shape takes its inspiration from vintage soda bottles, a cheeky nod to how chuggable this wine is; and if that's not enough we are also instructed by the label to "drink cold"! Mostly Zweigelt with Sankt Laurent, fermented in stainless steel and aged in large (600L to 1000L) used oak barrels. An electric purple in the glass, this vintage brings us a bit more mineral cut with notes of black raspberries, raspberry seed, tart red plum, ripe red cherries, and fresh juicy blackberries. Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Preisinger, Claus 2016 Burgenland Sankt Laurent Pet Nat

Claus Preisinger has managed to delight us again! Light peach in the glass, this méthode ancestral (read: pét-nat) sparkler is 100% Sankt Laurent, picked early to preserve acidity. Aromatic and fresh, notes of white flowers and green strawberries give way to a lively mousse with vibrant flavors of tart peach yogurt, wild strawberries, and rose petals. Cari Bernard

  • white sparkling
  • 17 in stock
  • no discount
  • $31.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Schloss Gobelsburg 2016 Cistercien Rosé

Pale, peachy-pink in the glass, the nose hints at a stony minerality confirmed on the palate. This blend of Zweigelt, St. Laurent, and Pinot Noir is crisp with scintillating acidity and flavors of fresh green and red strawberries, white stone, and lemon juice. A touch more linear than the 2015 vintage, brisk and bright! Cari Bernard

  • rosé
  • 65 in stock
  • $15.99

Tinhof, Erwin 2011 Feuersteig Sankt Laurent

Sankt Laurent from the Feiersteig vineyard in Eisenstadt; vines up to 52 years in age, organically grown on calcareous soils, natural yeast fermentation in open tank, aged in small wood barrels for 21 months. Drinking really well right now (5/2017)! Dark and savory, a touch fuller than medium-bodied, with umami-rich notes of soy sauce and roasted tomato, raisin, dates, red and black plum, deep brooding earth, smooth with a long finish and great balancing acidity. Cari Bernard

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic

Wachter-Wiesler 2013 Südburgenland Eisenberg Blaufränkisch 'Bela-Joska'

30-50 year-old Blaufränkisch vines from the steep slopes of the Eisenberg DAC, 20-30% whole cluster, foot-trodden in open-top fermenters, and aged for 13 months in used oak barrels. The nose is fragrant with savory herbs, dark plums, and carrots fresh from the earth. This deep earthiness continues on the palate, countered by a juicy acidity, with notes of ripe plum, black cherry, and lightly-drying tannins. - Cari B

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $22.99