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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grunschnabel 2014 Product #29781 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner  Grunschnabel 2014 Steininger Gruner Veltliner  Grunschnabel 2014

The Steininger family call this wine “Grünschnabel” – literally a young duck (a “green beak”) but better understood as “whipper-snapper” or “newbie”  - because it’s the first wine bottled and released each year, just in time for summer refreshment.  Grown in sites dotted across Kaptal – perhaps Austria’s best Grüner Veltliner region – fermented and raised in cool stainless steel, it’s bottled and released young and fresh.

An early summer release, but one full of late summer aromas and flavors:  ripe peach, spicy pear, and Ginger Gold apple fruit accented by dashes off fresh sugar snap pea, fresh ginger, white pepper, and a tangy/herbal dash of Meyer lemon.  It smells and tastes great, and feels even better on your palate.  The wine enters with a bright, snappy, tingle and then drapes flavor and refreshment over your palate like a pretty summer tablecloth falls across a picnic table.  Then, the lemony acid pops out to scrub everything clean, leaving behind clean, refreshing, notes of snap pea, Granny Smith apple, white pepper, and a hint of wet river stone.  A wine that will cool you off, make you smile, and pull you back for another sip – or thirst-quenching gulp!

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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kamptal 2014 Product #29941 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner  Kamptal 2014 Steininger Gruner Veltliner  Kamptal 2014

Like its stablemate “Grand Grü,” which 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.

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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Steven Holl Loisium 2012 Product #29537 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Steven Holl Loisium 2012 Steininger Gruner Veltliner Steven Holl Loisium 2012

The interesting label design for this wine comes from NY architecht Stephen Holl's inception of the Loisium cellars located in the Austrian town of Langelois. The area is an inviting introduction into the winemaking process of the Kamptal region, which Steininger has been heavily involved with.

This Gruner Veltliner delivers a powerful aromas of peach flowers, white pepper, and orange zest. The Loisium is a bit of a richer style Gruner, but still maintains crisp acidity. Flavors of pretty meyer lemon, yellow apple and tart pineapple fill the palate. A long finish keeps you wanting to drink more. A great wine to have with sushi.

"The Loisium is the wine museum in Langenlois in which the Steininger family is partner. This wines comes from the vineyard next to the museum. It’s brightly fruity, a delicately layered wine, full of citrus and apricot fruit flavors, lively and ready to drink. Screwcap."Wine Enthusiast 88 points

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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Seckt 2012 Product #28639 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Seckt 2012 Steininger Gruner Veltliner Seckt 2012

So, what happens when you take a great still wine – in this case, the 2012 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 2012 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.

"Zesty, superfresh citrus and apple notes set the tone of this light-footed, slender fizz that is dry, vivacious and refreshing, with just a little yeastiness. Its a classy little apéritif whose lightness of touch will make every conversation sparkling."Wine Enthusiast 89 points

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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2013 Product #29611 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2013 Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2013

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.

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Steininger Gruner Veltliner Seckt 2013 Product #29735 (In Stock)
Steininger Gruner Veltliner Seckt 2013 Steininger Gruner Veltliner Seckt 2013

So, what happens when you take a great still wine – in this case, the 2013 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.

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Rudi Pichler Gruner Veltliner Federspiel 2013 Product #29477 (In Stock)
Rudi Pichler Gruner Veltliner Federspiel 2013 Rudi Pichler Gruner Veltliner Federspiel 2013

A terrific new release from one of Austria's top white wine houses that easily matches the 92 point 2012 in quality with even more vivid, vibrant, fruit.  Aromas of fresh citrus, green apple, lemon oil, and dried flowers lead to flavors of cut apple, white grapefruit, white pepper, crushed stone and more.  It's dry and focused from beginning to end, driving to an intensely mineral and citrus finish.

Regular Price (1) Price : $29.99/ea
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