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2017 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd "Bergdistel" (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Gruner Veltliner "Bergdistel" Wachau, Austria 2017

100% Gruner Veltliner

KEY LIME & CRISP GOLDEN PLUM, PIERCING MINERALITY

Harvested at the lower reaches of the steeply sloping (and typically steeply priced) Loibenberg and Weissenkirchen vineyards, this distinctly golden, ripe, fuller-figured rendition of Austria's signature grape offers further evidence that good things do indeed come to those who wait. In this case, rising star Martin Mittelbach has waited for stellar ripeness in order to coax impressive decadence and concentration from his prized Grüner. Brimming with intense stone fruit, citrus, and peppery mineral, this colorful gem is sure to satisfy our pinings for both power and elegance.

Serving Suggestion: Tea-smoked duck & kung pao lotus root. Crispy fried potato pancakes w/ cashew-lemon sour cream.

29.99

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

14 in stock

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2018 Riesling "Dürnstein" Federspiel (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Riesling Federspiel "Dürnstein", Wachau, Austria 2018

100% Riesling

LAZER DRY. PINEAPPLE & TANGY MANGO, LIME & RICH MINERALITY

This stunningly complex, dry Riesling from a steeply terraced, hillside vineyard site in Austria's revered Wachau region is the kind of wine that makes red-wine-only drinkers change sides or shows Riesling skeptics the error of their ways. It's also the kind of wine that you must take home right now. It's that good. Martin Mittelbach is already one of the greats in this most prestigious (and reliably expensive) of Austrian regions, but, like him, his reputation is still young, and his wines represent some of the most impressive values one could reasonably (or even unreasonably) hope to find from the Wachau.

Serving Suggestion: Smoked trout w/ dill & lemon crème fraiche. Czech potato pancakes w/ caraway seeds, oregano, & sour cream.

18.99

7 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

24 in stock

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2019 Zweigelt Rosé (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Zweigelt Rosé, Wachau, Austria, 2019 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.

14.99

179 in stock

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