Austria

Alzinger 2019 Wachau Hollerin Riesling Smaragd

As per the winery, "The Hollerin begins where the Kellerberg ends in the plain. Our vineyard is in the top third, where the clay is even shallower and the rock is even more distinctive. The wines from the Hollerin often open earlier and, in addition to mineral notes, repeatedly reveal intense stone fruit aromas. Accessible and generally a bit creamier than the other Rieslings. Often underlined by floral aromas and citrus notes. Thick and compact texture; fruity finish."

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Alzinger 2019 Wachau Loibenberg Grüner Veltliner Smaragd

As per the winery, "The south-facing terraces of the Loibenberg store sun all day long and are considered the warmest in the Wachau.  There is a good 200 meters of altitude difference between the first terraces at the foot of the slope and the last ones on the crest. In addition, many vineyards are located in the shade of protective forests, and ditches open up to the north, the air from which cools down the climate noticeably, especially at night. How different the soils on the Loibenberg are can be seen from our two wines. While the Grüner Veltliner is mainly based on loess, which shows a somewhat warmer and creamier texture, the Riesling is rooted in poor and shallow soils, which promote a tighter style.Salt & pepper, deep spice and vegetal components; Profound body, concentrated, creamy texture  with elegant counterpoints"

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $60.99

Barbara Öhlzelt 2021 Österreich Grüner Leader (1 Liter)

Based in the town of Zöbing, Barbara Öhlzelt farms six hectares of vines. Her Grüner Leader is always a go-to bottle for gatherings. The 2021 is very fresh and fun; juicy ripe peach and apples, balanced by green pineapple acidity. Enjoy with salty snacks, salads, light pastas, fresh cheeses!

  • white
  • 49 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic

Familie Bauer 2020 Alte Reben Barig (skin contact)

Barig is a blend of Gruner Veltliner and Roter Veltliner, with a short period of skin contact, yielding a tasty and very fresh, zippy wine. A great introduction to the world of skin contact wines, and certainly just an introduction, as the profile is still very close to that of a refreshing white wine. Drink with a chill on a warm day!  

  • white
  • 39 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 49 in stock
  • $22.99

Heidi Schröck 2021 Burgenland Furmint Trocken

Heidi Schröck took over her family winery in 1983, in the historic village of Rust situated in the province of Burgenland about 5 miles from the Hungarian border. In 2003 Heidi was awarded “Falstaff Vintner of the Year”, making her one of only a handful of women to obtain this distinction. She re-introduced historic varietals such as muscat-lunel and furmint from Hungary while continuing to work with more classic Austrian varietals. The 2021 Furmint is explosive with aromas of wet rocks, citrus, white flowers and a touch of honeydew. The palate is electric with high acid and minerality in spades, a slight spritz with flavors of citrus, green apple and honeydew. A very long finish, extremely elegant yet powerful. For lovers of Riesling and Chenin Blanc. Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $34.99

Kögl 2020 Southern Styria Morillon

A lively, mineral expression of Morillon as the local Chardonnay is called hailing from the southernmost reaches of Styria right on the Slovenian border.  From extremely steep slopes composed of sandy limestone, the cool nights and terrain is very similar to Burgundy and excellent for Morillon.  From 35 year old vines showing good concentration, the wine spends 20 months on the lees in old barrels before bottling. Bright acidity and a faint whisp of smoky stones reveal citrus and green apple flavors. At an extremely elegant 12%abv, this is an excellent food wine and can pair with a wide variety of cuisines. Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

Nigl 2021 Kremstal Riesling Urgestein

(Arrives Jan 2nd) Weingut Nigl, tucked deep in the northern Krems Valley on the edge of the Senftenberg mountain, often evokes feelings that one has traveled back to medieval times; the ruins of the Senftenberg castle, erected in 1197, are perched above the terraced vineyards Höchacker, Pellingen, Piri, and Kirchenberg. These terroirs of primary rock, or ‘gneiss,’ planted to Riesling and Grüner Veltliner, have much more in common with the Wachau than with the rest of the Kremstal.  But due to the influence of the forested mountains, Senftenberg experiences cooler nights than the Wachau and therefore larger diurnal swings in temperature, drawing out the ripening season and contributing spiciness and depth to the wines.The nose is intense displaying notes of pine forest, white flowers, graphite and guava whilst he palate is super bright with notes of peachade, lime zest and herbaceousness. Extremely ebullient with a luscious mouthfeel, made for holiday festivities! Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Ott, Bernhard 2021 Wagram Grüner Veltliner Am Berg

Bernard Ott is a fourth generation winegrower in the region of Wagram in lower Austria. His family has been cultivating vines and making wine since 1889. When he took over from his father in 1995, he began to improve the family estate by converting to biodynamics and making positive changes in the cellar as well. Ott is considered an icon in the world of Austrian wines and is a major figure in the world of biodynamic winemaking.Am Berg is made from organic Gruner Veltliner grapes grown in loess soil.  The grapes are sourced from younger estate vines and purchased from growers in Feuersbrunn.  Natural fermentation in stainless steel, left on the fine lees until bottling in February. A delightfully zesty rendition, full of lip smacking minerality  with a profound wintergreen herbaceousness, leading to notes of lemon curd, green apple, white pepper and anise with a concentrated, long finish.  Bring on the Thai food! Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $22.99

Straka 2020 Burgenland Blaufrankisch 'Greenschist'

A delightful Blaufrankisch from Sud Burgenland near the border with Hungary. The 2020 vintage manages a fine balancing act between savory and plummy notes but will also be able to age gracefully due to the higher acid and the  mineral notes imparted by the green schist soil type. An ideal red for the Holidays that can pair with a wide variety of foods. Giselle Hamburg

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Winzerin Wiederstein 2020 Carnuntum Harslevelu 'Ana Blume'

Birgit Wiederstein is a female run winery/distillery in Carnuntum half an hour east of Vienna south of  the Danube. Apparently, like Burgenland when it was part of the Austro Hungarian empire, Harslevelu was widely planted there as well. Harslevelu is one of the major white grapes used in Hungarian Tokaji dessert wines. It also makes lovely still whites with delicate notes of linden, pear and citrus. The old Austrian name is Lindenblattriger which means "Linden Leaf". Birgit is committed to reviving ancient grape varieties from the region and foot stomps some of her grapes as well. The wine is named after her favorite poem by Dadaist Kurt Schwitters! Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur