- Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kamptal 2013 Product #28584 (In Stock)
Like it’s stablemate “Grand Grü” that we feature every year around Thanksgiving, Karl and Brigitta Steininger’s all tank Kamptal Grüner has been a staff and customer favorite here for years. Start with the wonderful, summery, aromatics of yellow peach, peach skin, and wet stone minerality that really jump out of the glass. Then notice the ripe fruit flavors – peach puree, yellow pear, apricot and golden apple – framed with touches of baking spice, citrus zest, and river stone. Finally, enjoy how the peach turns tangy and a touch of lime and green apple come out on the finish and make your mouth water and face break out into a smile. All this flavor intensity in a wine that hovers comfortably around 13% abv and costs much, much, less than you’d expect.
“Lifted, pear-scented freshness dominates the nose while the palate is soft but has a pleasing and linear citrus focus. This is poised and offers sophisticated refreshment.”Wine Enthusiast 92 points
- Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2012 Product #28056 (In Stock)
Karl and Eva Steininger make a range of delicious wines from Austria’s best white grape, and they intend the Grand Grü to be the top of their line. The name is a fun play on words – evoking both the French concept of “Grand Cru” quality and the Steininger’s belief that this is a “Grand” Grüner Veltliner! Fruit for this wine comes from the Steininger’s best vineyard and is harvested in very late September or October. The ripe fruit ferments in stainless steel and then goes into large Acacia wood casks for malolactic fermentation and aging.
Pour a glass and you’ll meet generous aromas of creamy ripe pear, peach, and apricot. Take a sip and you’ll find autumn fruits – golden pear and apple – plus lime zest and citrus with a dash of baking spice and hints of classing Grüner white pepper. The texture is creamy and rich with plenty of acidity to keep things fresh and refreshing. The finish is long, mouthwatering, and features a hint of lime, ginger and spice as it lingers. Rich and round enough to handle the full range of Thanksgiving Dinner favorites and clean and juicy enough to keep you coming back for more.