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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kamptal DAC 2015 Product #31347 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kamptal DAC 2015 Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kamptal DAC 2015

Karl and Brigitta Steininger are most famous in Austria for their sparkling wines, but their Kamptal DAC Grüner Veltliner has always been one of our favorite wines from this classy estate in Langenlois.  In 2015, the Steinenger family was able to harvest a glorious (if small) crop of perfectly ripe Grüner from their vineyards running up the slopes above Langenlois.  For all the ripeness of the fruit, their wine is as crisp, clean and super fresh as ever with notes of lemon zest, white pepper and crushed stone adding complexity to the fleshy apple and pear fruit.  A great cocktail and seafood wine and a refreshing match for sausages and salads, too.

"Totally zesty swirls of ripe citrus sweep up green pear and yeast notes as they rise from the glass and flow across the palate. This has verve and liveliness and acts like a tonic: it's light-bodied, balanced, scented refreshment."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2015 Product #31470 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2015 Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2015

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, after all of their and neighbors other grapes intended for dry wines are long picked and crushed.  The perfectly ripe fruit ferments in stainless steel and then goes into large Acacia wood casks for malolactic fermentation and aging. 

The 2015 is simply the best, richest, most vibrant, release here yet.  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.

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Steininger Riesling Kamptal Reserve Steinhaus 2014 Product #31799 (In Stock)
Steininger Riesling Kamptal Reserve Steinhaus 2014 Steininger Riesling Kamptal Reserve Steinhaus 2014

Austrian Riesling is a treat, delivering plenty of zesty fruit, a good dash of minerality, and a long, fully dry, finish.  Weightier than German Riesling, more peachy and lively than Alsace, it's a terrific choice for sipping and food.  The Steininger family grows this lovely example on a steep hill slide looking down over the winery.  It's bursting with peach and apricot fruit dusted with lime zest and an appealing slate note that lingers through the dry, clean, fresh finish.

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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kittmannsberg Reserve 2014 Product #30425 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kittmannsberg Reserve 2014 Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kittmannsberg Reserve 2014

Is anyone in Austria making better Grüner Veltliner than Karl and Brigitta Steininger right now?  I don’t know for sure, but I guarantee that no one is making better Grüner for the money than these rising Kamptal superstars and, for my money, this is the best wine they make.

It serves up wild aromatics of white and stone fruit, exotic spice, white pepper and a hint of caramel.  All those notes and more pour out across your palate in a rich wine with fine density and amazing cut, vibrancy, and drive.  The finish is wonderfully long, leaving mouthwatering fresh fruits, white pepper, and a touch of lemon zest lingering. A brilliant follow-up to the 92 point 2013!

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Steininger Riesling Sekt 2014 Product #31798 (In Stock)
Steininger Riesling Sekt 2014 Steininger Riesling Sekt 2014

Steininger's sparkling wines are all about varietal purity, and here Riesling's floral, peal and lime character shines through.  Dry.

"The fragrant floral nature of Riesling shines through on the fresh nose. The palate also holds this lemony freshness, harnessed by small bubbles fizzing away on the lively, slender, dry palate. A streak of lemony acidity adds some extra brightness."Wine Enthusiast 88 points

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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kittmannsberg Reserve 2015 Product #31810 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kittmannsberg Reserve 2015 Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kittmannsberg Reserve 2015

The 2015 vintage adds even more richness and intensity than usual to this very deeply texture Reserve-level Gruner. The finish is very long and rich (but bone dry) with an almost brothy savory element.

"The nose does not want to give a lot away. The palate, however, shows spicy hints of nettle and a fresh bouncy zesty backbone of lemon and grapefruit, which makes it all the more appetizing."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Sekt 2014 Product #31232 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Sekt 2014 Steininger Gruner Veltliner Sekt 2014

So, what happens when you take a great still wine – in this case, the 2014 Grüner Veltliner Kamptal– and give it a little fizz?  Pure joy ensues!

Steininger is Kamptal’s top producer of sparkling wines and one of the very best in all of Austria.  The family specializes in single varietal, single vintage, fizz that showcases the character of the grape and growing season.  The 2013 Grüner Veltliner Sekt is a beauty, at once creamy and full of classic Grüner fruit and terrifically dry and vibrant.  The in-bottle secondary fermentation delivers plenty of fizz, but this still reads “Grüner” with bright apple, green pea, and white pepper notes.  Easy to sip on its own and fun to pair with savory sausage or freshwater fish.

"Green pear and moss play on the nose. The palate underlines these varietal Grüner notes with the creamy, biscuity notes of autolysis and very appetizing lemon freshness which makes this dry, slender and creamy wine utterly refreshing. This seems lighter than it is but delivers lots of flavor."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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