- Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner T26 2012 Product #27022 (In Stock)
From the "Frauenweingarten" vineyard ("woman's vineyard") in Austria's Wachau region, comes this pure, satisfying, great quality Gruner Veltliner from Martin Mittelbach and local importer extraodinaire Klaus Wittauer. It's a really impressive value for a Gruner of this quality.
The aromas entice with green apple, apricot, and that hint of white pepper and soft herbs characteristic of Grüner Veltliner. On the palate the delicious, tart yet unctuous flavors of tropical fruit and Granny Smith apple are supported by a surprising amount of richness.
This single vineyard wine is designated Federspiel, which corresponds roughly to the Kabinett level of ripeness in the German quality designation system. However, instead of being made into an off-dry wine, this Grüner is vinified dry, so that extra ripeness translates into pleasing heft and mouth coating richness rather than sweetness. The clean, juicy finish with that signature whiff of pepper makes this incredibly versatile at the table. Our favorite matches, as disparate as they seem, are sushi, fried chicken, and charcuterie. Sounds odd, we know, but trust us!
- Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner Bergdistel 375ml 2011 Product #27456 (In Stock)
Intense, delicious Gruner Veltliner from the lower terraces of Tegernseerhof's holdings in the Wachau. Its Smaragd designation means the grapes got ripe enough for the equivalent of Spatlese in the German system, but this wine is vinified dry. Aromas of stone fruit and herbs, and a steely, driving minerality on the palate. Try it with sushi and Asian fusian cuisine - or grilled sausages!