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Machherndl Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Kollmütz 2017 (1x75cl)

Fruity, textured white with apples, pears and spice on the palate and a hint of mint on the finish.

£13.10

Machherndl Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Kollmütz 2012 (1x 75cl)

Camomile and straw aromas with a rich, round palate and a crisp and refreshing finish.

£16.25

Machherndl Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Kollmütz 2017 (1x75cl)

Here chamomile and straw aromas mingle with rich flavours of toasted bread, lemon peel and ripe melon. This wine should be savoured, never rushed, as it needs to be appreciated and enjoyed.  It is described by Machherndl as being an interpretation of a passionate charm offensive! Genuinely intriguing and very tempting!

£16.25

Weingut Rabl, Ried Schenkenbichl Alte Reben Gruner Veltliner 2016 (1x75cl)

 ** IN STOCK, BUT QUANTITIES AVAILABLE ARE LIMITED **

Awarded a Platinum Medal and 97 points at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards (click link for details).

For other 2018 DWWA winners, click here.

Located in the prestigious Kamptal-Donau wine region of Austria, Weingut Rabl is a byword for wines of the highest quality. The winery enjoys a wine growing tradition dating back to 1750. Now under the careful eye of Rudolf Rabl Jr. the estate comprises 100 hectares of the best hillside vineyards in and around Langenlois. The Kamp Valley has a unique microclimate and rich soils with an abundance of minerals. Rudolf Rabl combines these natural resources with sustainable practices in the vineyard and modern winemaking techniques to produce a multi-award winning range of complex wines.

The grapes for this wine are grown on terraces in one of Kamptal's great vineyards, Ried Schenkenbichl, where the soil has a high content of limestone, as well as loess and amphibolite (a coarse-grained metamorphic rock) with quartz. The terraces face south giving them maximum sunlight exposure. 

The 2016 vintage experienced a cool spring, followed by a summer with high amounts of precipitation. However, late August and September brought a period of sunny and stable weather conditions, enabling the grapes to reach maturity, resulting in a good balance between sugar, ripeness and acidity.

Some of this wine is fermented and matured in 500-litre oak barrels, while the rest is vinified in stainless steel. This helps give the wine complexity and character.

Ripe apricot, pineapple, candied lemon peel and floral aromas abound on the nose. The makers tell us that the wine is "totally delicious and harmonious", starting with the crisp palate, which leads to flavours of freshly cut apricots, white pepper and herbs. It has a good balance and length. It is true to the typicity expected of Gruner Veltliner in both flavour and texture.

£22.50

Wieninger Wiener Riesling 2016 (1x75cl)

Fritz Wieninger is considered a pioneer of the “New Vienna” wine movement, combining a sense of modernity and progress with the traditions of the region and of his family, who have been making wine for over 100 years. “I try to use the numerous facets of my grape material,” Fritz says. “To be able to show the differences in site and vintage and to get the character of the vineyard into the bottle – this is my greatest challenge.”

This wine is a blend of Riesling grown in both Bisamberg and Nussberg. 25% of the grapes are sourced from Bisamberg, where the soil is sandy loess, and the remaining 75% is grown on the limestone chalky soils of Nussberg. Blending fruit from these contrasting sites adds depth and complexity to the final wine.

Once at the winery, a period of maceration took place for five hours and the grapes were gently pressed. Temperature controlled, cool fermentation occurred using indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness and purity. The wine aged on fine lees for approximately three months in order to add roundness to the wine. No oak was used in the winemaking process and bottling took place in January.

The wine is fragrant, fresh and shows complexity. The palate is elegant, light and tasty with a vibrant acidic structure. The subtle spice and citrus freshness make this wine an ideal companion for classic Austrian cuisine.

£14.45

Wieninger, Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC Nussberg 2017 (1x75cl)

The 2016 vintage was Awarded a Platinum Medal, 97 points and Best In Show status at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards (click link for details).

For other 2018 DWWA winners, click here.

Fritz Wieninger is considered a pioneer of the “New Vienna” wine movement, combining a sense of modernity and progress with the traditions of the region and of his family, who have been making wine for over 100 years. “I try to use the numerous facets of my grape material,” Fritz says. “To be able to show the differences in site and vintage and to get the character of the vineyard into the bottle – this is my greatest challenge.”

Nußberg means 'walnut hill'. As Fritz's top wine, he describes this as 'Vienna in a glass'. It is a blend of Weissburgunder, Neuburger, Welschriesling, Grüner Veltliner, Sylvaner, Zierfandler, Rotgipfler, Traminer and Riesling. The soils are limestone with some clay and large amounts of chalk. The Nußberg vineyard is certified Biodynamic.

30% Pinot Blanc/Pinot Bianco, 25% Neuburger, 16% Welschriesling, 10% Grüner Veltliner, 7% Sylvaner, 3% Rotgipfler, 2% Traminer.

At the winery, the grapes underwent a three-hour maceration, followed by a gentle pressing with a pneumatic press. Cool fermentation took place in temperature controlled steel tanks. The wine matured for nearly one year on fine lees before bottling.

The nose exudes fine herbal and spicy scents underscored by a honey note and hints of blossom and orange. The palate is elegant and juicy; complex with subtle spice, well-integrated and racy acidity, and a discreet touch of lemon. Very good length and an ideal partner for many dishes.

£27.60
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