- Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner T26 Federspiel 2015 Product #30655 (In Stock)
Wow - just plain wow. If you want to know why 2015 could be one of the greatest vintages ever for Austria's Grüner Veltliner, just try this. The T26 Grüner comes from a small vineyard – called Frauenweingarten – not far from the winding Danube river in Wachau. While others might declare this as a named single-vineyard wine and sell it for $25+, Martin feels it’s not quite distinguished enough for that honor. But, when his importer, Klaus Wittauer, first tasted it from tank (number 26 in the winery), he convinced Marin to bottle it separately – and T26 Grüner was born.
Wachau Grüner has the potential to deliver more volume, richness and intensity than wines from nearby Kamptal, and that’s certainly what you’ll find here. You can almost smell the concentration in the big aromas of fresh apple, sweet pea, crisp pear, sweet peach, and dusty white pepper. Take a sip and you’ll find it rich and loaded with extract on the palate where tangy pineapple, ripe stone fruit and crushed rock mineral notes fill and coat your mouth with intense flavor. Sweet spice notes emerge with air and weave in and out of the long, dry, selzer-like, finish. Stunning stuff that you'd pay $30-$50 for at better known Austrian estates. It will pair beautifully with fresh asparagus – one of the few wines that works! – and delight with fresh fish, light poultry, and nutty lentil salad dishes.
- Tegernseerhof Weissenkirchner Zwerthaler 2011 Product #30622 (In Stock)
From a nearly vertical terraced vineyard planted 70-100 years ago, this field blend of Gruner, Riesling, and more will take your breath away.
"This wine is sourced from a field blend of old vines grown on steep slopes behind Weissenkirchen. It has a very crisp character that's tight and mineral in style. Aromatic, spicy, herbal and perfumed, it needs time to open up and is still very young. Drink from 2016."Wine Enthusiast 94 points