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- Herbert’s newest Grüner Veltliner is one of his most exciting yet, hailing from a very special plot in the Austrian Weinviertel region. Although this is a white wine, you’ll find that this bottle has a lively fizz to it. Decant and then gently shake your wine before drinking and you will be rewarded richly!
- Kalkvogel is Herbert’s top location to work with. Here his vines grow on idyllic south facing slopes with pure sandstone soils, which makes Herbert's job an incredibly easy one. The grapes need barely any intervention in the winery - they bring bags of purity and refinement to the glass all on their own.
- This doesn’t mean that Herbert can just pop his feet up however. His vines are farmed biodynamically so the deep, lively flavours of the grapes can really shine through. There is a natural smokeyness to this wine, effortlessly offset by delightful yellow stone fruit flavours.
- Grüner Veltliner is Austria's signature grape, and my favourite grape variety. Thanks to the support of Angels I have the opportunity to share my passion with you.
- Angel funding helped me to buy grapes from the cool climate region Lower Austria. The vineyards around Vienna have differences in temperature between warm days and cool nights... the perfect conditions for producing complex wines like this one.
- With mouthwatering honeysuckle, ripe peach and fresh grapefruit notes, it's well-balanced, with a pleasant zing and delicate touch of pepperiness on the finish. I love it with Katsu curry.
- Herbert's an international Grüner Veltliner specialist, and has been making some of the biggest names in the business peer over their spectacles. So when we say he's made you some of the finest examples of Austrian Grüner Veltliner going, we're not pulling your leg.
- Grüner Veltliner is Austria's most popular grape and a bit like Herbert, is gaining some serious momentum in exclusive wine circles, both for its quality and its fine, distinctive flavours. Herbert lets the grapes do all the talking, working closely with the soil and the vines during the growing process, before taking a step back once the wine hits the cellar.
- The aim of the game is to keep the process as natural and sustainable as possible, a technique that results in this effortlessly complex wine. Full of character and citrusy crisp flavours of lemon, lime and vibrant nectarine - it's an utterly gripping sunshine sipper.
- As the most widespread red wine variety in Austria, Zweigelt grows in favourable sites in nearly all of Austria’s wine regions. Since our soil is unique in Austria, and there are only a few spots in the world that show similar soil characteristics.
- Our grapes are handpicked, destemmed gently and strictly hand sorted. After sorting we gently fill our fermentation tanks by gravity, and wait for the natural yeasts, from the vineyard, to start fermentation.
- The variety brings slightly violet-reddish colored wines with soft tannins. Mature, full-bodied and long-living wines deliver notes of Morello cherry.
Stefan Landauer, Winemaker
- St Laurent is a real mystery grape grown in Austria’s Thermenregion . No one really knows where it comes from apart from the fact it’s loosely related to Pinot Noir and just like its relative, it can be a real task to grow.
- But the pay off is that it produces incredibly interesting wines, especially when you have a winemaker like Stefan at the helm. He hardly interferes during the winemaking process. The grapes are handpicked, de-stemmed gently and strictly machine sorted. This brings out the hallmark characteristics of the grape and alows Stefan to tell a real story with each vintage.
- St. Laurent delivers dark fruited, sturdy red wines with spicy notes and a lovely crisp finish - sitting somewhere between Pinot Noir and cool climate Syrah, it has the perfect balance of fruitiness, body, tannins and acidity.
- This fresh, fruity Riesling simply bounces out of the glass with its exotic fragrance. But that is nothing compared to the wonderful rich flavours that will tickle your taste buds.
- We discovered Gerhard at a Wine Bloggers Conference in Vienna when his wine won out above all others - boy are we glad we were there to snatch up his talents before someone else did!
- Throw away the lager, crack open a bottle of this little beauty with your next curry.
- This Austrian wine was selected by 100s of Wine Bloggers at the European Wine Bloggers' Conference in Vienna. Which means as well as us, a whole load of computer geeks love it too!
- It's an amazing blend of 13 different grape varieties, dominated by Weissburgunder (aka Pinot Blanc), so it has lots of complexity sitting around its core of lemony-lime fruit and a wonderfully zingy finish.
- Perfect with sushi, Thai Green Curry or as a Sunday lunchtime kick-starter.
- Elegant like Pinot Noir with the spiciness of Syrah, Austria's native Blaufrankisch is perfect for those who like their red wine bright, ripe and lip-smackingly fresh. Predominant wine magazine Falstaff gave this stunning wine 91 points before commending it for its "juicy elegance."
- The flavours in Blaufraenkisch can vary depending on where the grapes are grown. This gem is super concentrated with uplifting, fresh fruit flavours thanks to its grapes flourishing on 70-year-old vines, anchored in rich, warm nourishing soils.
- Bundles of fresh redcurrant, luscious cherry, and a streak of spicy oak with a hint of delicious chocolate, thanks to some time in posh French oak barrels, make this wine ridiculously gluggable.