Meinklang, Gruner Veltliner 2022Regular price $19.00 Save $-19.00
Variety: Gruner Veltliner
Meinklang has taken the wine world by storm in the last few years due to the family's passion for making diverse products from the estate. Farming is at the core, with full bio-dynamic practices in place. The family has a full herd of Angus and Aubrac cattle, plus sheep. The farm believes in a full circle of life within the vineyards and farmland. The family has even achieved Demeter certification, one of the most difficult biodynamic certifications. The estate is located in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of National Park Neusiedlersee in Austria, just on the border of Hungary. The insane number of different wine labels produced shows the passion for creating wine with character and personality, with over 20 labels in production.
This wine is some of the best valued, quality wine on the market today. This Gruner shows itself in a playful manner oozing with minerality, lean green fruits, herbal and white pepper knows. It is quite the versatile pairing. It has a short aging in steel and spends a bit of time on its lees.
Weingut Barbara Ohlzelt, Gruner Leader 2022Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
Variety: Gruner Veltliner (1 LITER)
Barbara Öhlzelt founded her project in 2004, and in a short timeframe, she has gained much-deserved attention and love from the wine community. She’s a one-woman show with a lot of hustle and dedication to farming 15 acres of grapes. She is a quiet, soft-spoken woman, and the wines match her personality. They are laser focused on texture and complexity but not in a way that brashly hits you in the head. The wines are delightful and, and this subtle juice is the brilliance behind the winery. There is restraint which can be the hardest thing to achieve. Her vineyard parcels are from an area in Kamptal called Heiligenstein, and these parcels say a lot about the winery as a whole as the sites are mostly old vine on incredible terroir. Her wines at all price points stand out as best-in-class and hit outside of their category. This alone should make anyone who enjoys Gruner or Riesling seek out her wines.
Often Gruner Veltliner is made into a full-bodied dry white, but this Gruner stands on its own! Soft and fresh with alcohol that’s dialed in, this Gruner is a remarkable food pairing and is bottled in a liter to allow more to go around.
Weingut Knoll, Ried Pfaffenberg Loibner Smaragd 'Vinothekfullung' Gruner 2013Regular price $103.00 Save $-103.00
Variety: Gruner Veltliner
Everything that Weingut Knoll produces is on a cult level from their dry Rieslings and Gruners to their epic labels featuring St. Urban. Even the tasting notes of these wines could fill books and books. The winery, situated overlooking the Danube, has been making wine in the Wachau in Austria since the 1950s started by Emmerich and Monika, though now their sons help in the winemaking. The wines are famously intense, mineral-forward and can age for years and years.
This Gruner clocks in as a very full-bodied wine, typical for the Smaragd style. The “Vinothekfullung” style is different from the other wines in that it is harvested at full ripeness and wittingly coined a “dry Auslese.”