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2020 Gruner Veltliner "T26" (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Gruner Veltliner "T26" Federspiel, Wachau, Austria 2020

{sustainable} 100% Gruner Veltliner

VIBRANT CITRUS & PEACH,  WHITE PEPPER & MINERAL, GRÜNER GOLD

Hailing from the precariously steep inclines of the Wachau’s vineyards, the always-excellent T26 cuvée takes its name from an eventful tasting session with Austrian importer, Klaus Wittauer, who was in the Mittelbach family cellar at their Tegernseerhof winery, searching for his absolute favorite among the estate’s tanks of recently vinified less-expensive Grüner.  When he found the one, he exclaimed, "This is it!  I'll take the whole tank." That tank was #26, and “T26" has sense served as the nickname for the estate’s greatest value outing in Grüner Veltliner each year. Classic stone-fruit and zesty citrus carry notes of the variety’s hallmark white pepper and flint. Prost!

Serving Suggestion: Juicy fried or oven-roasted chicken w/ crisp skin. Wiener Schnitzel or other breaded, fried cutlets. Mild, flavorful cheeses.

19.99

3 in stock

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2017 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd "Höhereck" (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd "Hohereck", Wachau, Austria 2017

100% Gruner Veltliner

GOLDEN STONE FRUIT & KOREAN PEAR, FULL-BODIED, RACY & DRY

The coveted title of pedigree, “Smaragd,” is inspired by the emerald pigmentation of the strikingly beautiful lacertid lizards which can be spotted basking on stones throughout the steep vineyards of the Wachau. This legal distinction is reserved for wines made from the ripest, richest grapes in this revered region. Martin Mittelbach’s Höhereck vineyard, itself, is barely an acre in size and was laid out carefully by his family in the 1960s. Its 60 year Grüner vines yield liquid gold...

Serving Suggestion: Brodet (Croatian seafood stew) w/ yellowfin, rockfish, mussels, & prawns – served w/ polenta. Pad Thai w/ crispy fried tofu.

49.99

2 in stock

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2017 Riesling Smaragd "Bergdistel" (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Riesling "Bergdistel" Wachau, Austria 2017

100% Riesling

RIPE LIME & PINEAPPLE, SUAVE MINERAL, RACY YET RICH

Austria’s Wachau, unlike Germany’s Rheingau, cannot claim to be the cradle of Riesling’s (likely medieval) origins, but it certainly can and does offer friendly yet fierce competition as the site of the variety’s absolute zenith. Imposingly steep, terraced vineyards are stony and sun-soaked guaranteeing impressive ripeness (here in one of Austria’s coolest viticultural climates) while gneiss soils further bolster acidity. Most would agree that Smaragd classé like this represent Austria’s crème de la crème, but subjectivity aside, these are the elites of the elite. Wachau and Martin Mittelbach’s Tegernseerhof seems to revel in not only meeting and exceeding expectations but doing so without climbing into the catastrophic price ranges of his colleagues and competitors. Utopie!

Serving Suggestion: Smoked trout schnitzel w/ caper-mustard cream sauce & lemony white asparagus w/ marinated artichoke hearts. Szechuan salt & pepper squid & pickled lotus root.

29.99

6 in stock

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2017 Riesling Smaragd "Kellerberg" (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Riesling "Kellerberg", Wachau, Austria 2017 {sustainable} 100% Riesling

CONCENTRATED LEMON & GREEN APPLE, MEGALITHIC MINERALITY

True to its name, the Kellerberg is indeed a mountain whose vinous denizens are destined for the cellar (and are often capable of aging gracefully for aeons). The grandest of what might be considered Austria’s grand crus, this steeply sloping corner of the Wachau isn’t only prized by Austrians but is indisputably one of Riesling’s world capitals and a World Heritage Site. This spectacular specimen of Riesling is bone dry, blazingly acidic, resoundingly ripe, and built around a rock-solid core of mineralistic complexity.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled squid w/ lemon-caper sauce & asparagus. Tempura green beans & sweet yellow onions w/ aioli.

44.99

16 in stock

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2020 Zweigelt Rosé "Mittelbach" (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Zweigelt Rosé, Wachau, Austria, 2020 100% Zweigelt

DRY, ZIPPY, LIGHT BERRIES, CRISP AND FRUITY

Martin Mittelbach once again shows his stuff with this elegantly bright rosé. This crisp, dry, crystal-clean, pink delight is just a glimpse of how good Martin is at his craft. With light berry fruit, mineralistic complexity, and mouthwatering acidity, this is a rosé which is as intriguingly pretty as it is fun and refreshing. Prost!

Serving Suggestion: In the gazebo or on the beach with leafy salads. Toasty panini with mozzarella, sweet tomato, and basil.

15.99

66 in stock

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