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  1. Moric Blaufrankisch Burgenland 2017
    $26.98
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    Importer's notes: The Moric estate Blaufrankisch Burgenland, encapsulates the Moric style of finesse and varietal typicity. The idea behind this wine is to express not just the variety but also the origin of 8-50 year old vines grown on limestone, primary rock and loam in the villages of Neckenmarkt and Lutzmannsburg. Harvested at a yield of 25 hectoliters per hectare and fermented on the skins for about 20 days partly in open vats and steel tank. Elevage happens in 600-4500 liter casks for about a year. Only indigenous yeasts are used primary and secondary fermentation, no filtration and no fining techniques are employed. The wine is therefore vegan. Only tiny amounts of sulfites are added. The Blaufrankisch Burgenland shows a beautiful translucent coleur, with a fine tannin structure and exceptional balance. The wine will improve with bottle age for at least five years but will show beautifully for many years beyond. Learn More
  2. Rosi Schuster Sankt Laurent Burgenland 2017
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    Importer's notes: In the hands of Hannes Schuster, Sankt Laurent becomes a focused expression of the soils in and around St Margarethen. The wine draws you in with earthy, fresh and mineral-rich notes of cherry and red berries and exploded on the palate with silky tannins, delicate spice and a lovely long finish. Organically farmed. Learn More
  3. Petra Unger Grüner Veltliner Gottschelle 2017
    DEC96
    $18.98
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    96 Points! Rich and powerful with aromas of cardamon, lemongrass, red apples, pear, lime, honey, hazelnuts with a hint of seaweed and rose adding interest. These flavours follow through to the palate, which has finesse and texture. Elegantly structured with an opulent finish. - Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 Learn More
  4. Paul Achs Blaufrankisch Ried Golser Edelgrund 2016
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    Blaufränkisch Ried Edelgrund is a single-vineyard located in the Heideboden area with vines planted in 1988. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for 12 months in a combination of used Burgundian pièce and large French and Austrian oak casks. Edelgrund is a noticeable step up from the entry-level Heideboden bottling with additional depth and complexity provided by older vines. The wine is both ripe and savory with a black fruit character of blackberries and cherries accented by spice and minerals without the taste of wood. Learn More
  5. Rudi Pichler Grüner Veltliner Wachau Smaragd Terrassen 2017
    JS93
    WA91
    $28.98
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    93 Points! A delicious grüner veltliner that's both juicy and beautifully balanced. This has great mirabelle character, plus delicate and sweet vegetal aromas. Long, elegant and properly dry finish that makes you want to order a fine fish dish right now! - JamesSuckling.com Learn More
  6. Hugl Gruner Veltliner Rosselberg Reserve 2016
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    A powerful, very ripe Grüner Veltliner.  Intense and full-bodied with a long finish.
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  7. Bernhard Ott Gruner Veltliner Engabrunner Stein 2017
    JS96
    $39.98
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    96 Points! Let me introduce you to the wildest herb aromas you can imagine. Stunning marriage of intensity and delicacy on the palate. Long, very filigree and mineral finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Drink or hold. Screw cap. - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
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  8. Bernhard Ott Gruner Veltliner Feuersbrunner Speigel 2017
    JS95
    WA94
    $39.98
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    95 Points! Tons of white pepper, but also lemon zest and licorice. Great freshness for the vintage. Dense but only medium-full palate and a very long, mineral finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Drink or hold. Screw cap. - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
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  9. Bernhard Ott Gruner Veltliner Feuersbrunner Rosenberg 2017
    JS97
    WA93
    $49.98
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    97 Points! Very pristine and youthful with a stunning combination of concentration and grace on the palate. This is one of the highlights of the vintage for Austria's signature grape. Very long, cool finish with a slew of herbs and minerals. From biodynamically grown grapes. Respekt certified. Drink or hold. Screw cap. - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
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  10. Vorspannhof Mayr Gruner Veltliner Ried Loiser Weg Kremstal 2017
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    We have espoused on our version of the theory of relativity on a number of occasions.  The heart of that theory is that one's perception of a wine is greatly influenced by what else might be on the table.  You are likely to have a better impression of a particular wine if it is tasted among lesser efforts, and, conversely, a really great wine's magnitude might not be fully appreciated if it is tasted solely amongst other great wines.
     
    Given that belief, it would follow that the Vorspannhof Mayr Gruner Veltliner Ried Loiser Weg Kremstal 2017, which we tasted after a knockout lineup of Ott Gruners, should have been swept away.  The fact that it held its own in that company speaks volumes.  From the northern end of Kremstal, near Kamptal, the soils here are loess and gravel, and the wine's style and expression is much more 'traditional' with in the realm of Gruners.
     
    Classic snap pea and watercress high tones with some white pepper and a little apricot, with a driving minerality and salinity through the middle to make everything sizzle, these folks are bringing it 'old school' in a good way.  It could hang with the flashier Otts because of its drive.  This one slices through food and leaves the palate energized for more, and the price performance in particular was impressive.  
     
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  11. Laurenz V Gruner Veltliner Singing 2017
    JS90
    $13.98
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    90 Points! The fresh green-apple and plum character, together with the medium to light body and lively acidity, make this a refreshing grüner veltliner that will give plenty of pleasure with salad and many moderately spicy dishes. Drink now. Screw cap. - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
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  12. Schloss Gobelsburg Gruner Veltliner Reid Renner 1 Kamptal 2016
    JS92
    WA91-92
    $39.98
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    91-92 Points! Tasted as a sample in June 2017, the 2016 Ried Renner 1ÖTW (from the bottom of the Gaisberg) is beautifully aromatic and flinty on the pure, fresh and elegant nose that is still a bit reductive but very well defined. On the palate, this is a mouth-filling yet pure, fresh and finessed Grüner Veltliner with a stimulating mineral grip and an intense as well as lingering minerality. The vines are 20 to 60+ years old and root in crystalline soils such as gneiss and mica with amphibolite. The 2016 is a classic of great purity, tension, finesse and elegance. - Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate
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  13. Laurenz V Gruner Veltliner Charming Kamptal Reserve 2015
    WE91
    $22.98
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    91 Points! Yeasty savor and saltiness mingle with yellow pear scents on the nose of this wine. The palate adds juicy, ripe yellow plum to the mix, expanding its flavor to full-on fruitiness, with a baseline of zest and saltiness. It's generously packed, with a clean, dry and lasting finish. - Wine Enthusiast Learn More
  14. Alzinger Riesling Ried Loibenberg Smaragd 2017
    JS97
    WA93
    $58.98
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    97 Points! With complex peach, passion-fruit and mangosteen character, plus delicate, spicy nuances, this very concentrated Wachau dry riesling has tons of underplayed power. Then, the super long, layered finish demands your full attention. A masterpiece. Drink or hold. - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
     
     
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