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Schloss Gobelsburg, Kamptal.

One could more easily match a different Schloss Gobelsburg wine with each and every course of a long and elaborate dinner. The breadth of the range and the quality of everything is fabulous and exemplary.  Kamptal DAC region is one of the three top wine-growing areas of the Danube region. The estate was founded in the 12th Century by Cistercian monks, who produced wine until the late 1990's, when Michael Moosbrugger took over. One of the results of his meticulous approach to winemaking is the numerous awards and accolades he and his wines have received. Gobelsburg is now again one of the Great Estates of the Danube area, a position its great vineyard sites undeniably deserve. Michael has been a driving force behind the new Erste Lage project, which identified 50 new 'Premier Cru' vineyards in the Danube area in 2010. He produces three single vineyard Grüner Veltliners in the Erste Lage, and two Rieslings. "Tradition" is another take on Riesling and Grüner Veltliner: a wine made according to old-fashioned techniques. The wine is basket-pressed, then ferments in wooden casks without temperature control resulting in a rich and complex style. Michael also produces some very accomplished reds: St Laurent, Pinot Noir and an excellent Rosé. Sweet wines too are of high quality. The Grüner Veltliner Eiswein is a brilliant example. We also have a few large format bottles (3litres -12 litres). 

White



Guide Retail Price per case of 6 (£)
SGFIZNVB BRUT RESERVE (sparkling)
nv
153.20
SGGLO15B LÖSS, Grüner Veltliner
2015
85.50
SGGLA15B LANGENLOIS, Kamptal Grüner Veltliner
2015
114.30
SGGVS15B Ried STEINSETZ, Kamptal Grüner Veltliner
2015
125.70
SGGVR15B Ried RENNER, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner
2015
149.90
SGGVR14B Ried RENNER, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner
2014
149.90
SGGVL15H Ried LAMM, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner
2014/15 halves 130.20
SGGVL15B Ried LAMM, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner
2015
214.80
SGGVL14B Ried LAMM, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner
2014
205.80
SGGVT13B TRADITION, Grüner Veltliner 
2013
174.90
SGGVT12B TRADITION, Grüner Veltliner 
2012
171.70
SGGVT11B TRADITION, Grüner Veltliner 
2011
168.80
SGRUR15B URGESTEIN, Riesling 
2015
103.80
SGRUR14B URGESTEIN, Riesling 
2014
103.00
SGRZO15B ZÖBING, Kamptal Riesling 
2015
120.00
SGRGA15B Ried GAISBERG, Erste Lage Kamptal Riesling 
2015
140.30
SGRGA14B Ried GAISBERG, Erste Lage Kamptal Riesling 
2014
138.60
SGRRH15B Ried HEILIGENSTEIN, Erste Lage Kamptal Riesling
2015
214.80
SGRIT14B  TRADITION, Riesling
2014
188.80
SGRIT13B  TRADITION, Riesling
2013
182.70
Rosé




SGROS15B  ROSÉ, Domaene Gobelsburg
2015
82.10
Red




SGSLR13B ST LAURENT Reserve
2013
188.90
SGSLH11B Haidegrund, St Laurent
2011
182.70
SGPNR12B PINOT NOIR Reserve
2012
188.90
Sweet




SGGEW15H EISWEIN Grüner Veltliner
2014/15 halves 227.40
Large Format bottles



SGFIZNVM BRUT RESERVE (sparkling)
nv magnum 290.60
SGGVL14M Ried LAMM, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner
2014 magnum 403.80
SGGVL14D Ried LAMM, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner
2014 dble mag 1047.30
SGRRH15M Ried HEILIGENSTEIN, Erste Lage Kamptal Riesling
2015 magnum 427.00
SGRRH14D Ried HEILIGENSTEIN, Erste Lage Kamptal Riesling
2011/14 dble mag 1047.30
SGGVT07M TRADITION, Grüner Veltliner 
2007 magnum 291.60
SGRIT13M  TRADITION, Riesling
2013 magnum 357.30
SGRIT10D  TRADITION, Riesling
2010 dble mag 940.80
SGRIT10J  TRADITION, Riesling
2010 5 l 1430.60
SGRIT10T  TRADITION, Riesling
2010 12 l 3303.20
SGPNR13M PINOT NOIR Reserve
2013 magnum 355.80
SGPNH10D Alte Haide, Pinot Noir
2010 dble mag 957.80


Franz Hirtzberger, Spitz, Wachau.

Franz Junior, his wife and children, are well-established in the family home, while his parents, Franz and Irmgard, have moved to their new house, near the Axpoint vineyard. The older generation, though, is still fully engaged. Together they preside over a small 12 hectare estate in the South Western end of the Wachau. This is one of the most famous estates of Austria. The vineyards are set on spectacularly steep and narrow terraces above the Danube, and the cultivation of the vines is extremely labour-intensive. Each vine in Singerriedel is individually tended and inspected around one hundred times in the season, and this attention to detail translates into wines of world-class quality which are absolutely true to their terroir. Harvests here can be very late - into early December in some years - and a proportion of botrytis affected fruit (noble rot) is usually included in the wine. Riesling Singerriedel is the estate's flagship wine, perhaps the finest Riesling in Austria. Splendid wines in all the last few vintages, though some tiny quantities in the Smaragd wines of 2014 will put us under pressure to offer continuity. 

White



Guide Retail Price per case of 6 (£)
HIGRT15B Rotes Tor, Grüner Veltliner Federspiel
2015
156.60
HIGAX15B Axpoint, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd
2015
244.70
HIGHO15B Honivogl, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd
2015
404.10
HIRST15B Steinterrassen, Riesling Federspiel
2015
158.20
HIRST14B Steinterrassen, Riesling Federspiel
2014
147.30
HIRHO15B Hochrain, Riesling Smaragd
2015
283.40
HIRSI15B Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd
2015
404.10
HIRSI12B Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd
2012
359.60
HIRSI11B Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd
2011
343.30
Large Format bottles



HIGHO15M Honivogl, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd
2015 magnum 831.20
HIRHO15M Hochrain, Riesling Smaragd
2015 magnum 591.60
HIRSI15M Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd
2015 magnum 831.20
HIRSI12M Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd
2012 magnum 717.10
HIGHO15D Honivogl, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd
2015 dble mag 1818.90
HIGHO14D Honivogl, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd
2014 dble mag 1675.60
HIRSI15D Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd
2015 dble mag 1818.90
HIRSI13D Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd
2013 dble mag 1633.30
HIRSI12D Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd
2012 dble mag 1633.30
HIRSI11D Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd
2011 dble mag 1539.50
HIRSI10D Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd
2010 dble mag 1539.50


Rainer Wess, Unterloiben, Wachau:

A bright purity of fruit shows itself in the wines of Rainer Wess, who has been making wine from his new, trendy winery on the outskirts of Krems for five vintages now. An impressive building where glass and steel have been interlaid in a traditional structure, echoing the stylishly clean yet authentic wines that he makes. Grapes are largely bought from seven different growers with whom he has been working for ten years, though he does own a lovely vineyard planted in Spitz as well as a newly planted parcel of Pinot Noir which will begin bearing fruit very soon. There are a few new wines from the Kremstal starting to appear. In the very challenging conditions of 2014, where rain in the Wachau made the vintage even more challenging than further East, Rainer has produced some marvelously intense wines, packed with energy. They are less fat and opulent than the last few vintages. In character they are just the kind of wines Rainer loves to make. 

White



Guide Retail Price per case of 6 (£)
RWGVW15B Wachauer, Grüner Veltliner
2015
88.20
RWGKO14H Kögl, Grüner Veltliner
2014 halves 96.90
RWGSK15B Krems Alte Reben, Grüner Veltliner
2015
122.00
RWGVP12B Pfaffenberg, Grüner Veltliner
2012
145.90
RWGVL15B Loibenberg, Grüner Veltliner
2015
162.50
RWRIW15B Wachauer, Riesling
2015
103.80
RWRSK15B Krems Alte Reben, Riesling
2015
127.00
RWRIP12B Pfaffenberg, Riesling 
2012
145.90
RWRIP11B Pfaffenberg, Riesling 
2011
138.10


Weingut Stadt Krems, Krems, Kremstal.

A winery largely owned by the town of Krems, which stands quite majestically in the city centre amongst its 35 ha of surrounding vines. After an unfortunate set back in 2010 when part of the newly-built cellar fell to the ground following a bout of heaving spring rain, it was excellent news to hear that after a further two years of re-building, Weingut Stadt Krems was once again fully operational, this time boasting a new and improved cellar. This is a story of continued renovation and partial replanting, carried out by the most jovial Fritz Miesbauer and his henchman, 'Goosey', with the considerable increase in quality of the wines a testament to the pair's energy and initiative. The estate comprises different parcels of varied terroir, including schist and also conglomerate rock, which produce a distinctive range of single vineyard wines showcasing the variety of styles of this area. These wines use the distinctive Vinolok closure: a neat glass stopper. Year on year improvements here are dramatic. 

White



Guide Retail Price per case of 6 (£)
SKGRS15B Grüner Veltliner, Rieden Selektion
2015
72.90
SKGLO15B Lössterrassen, Grüner Veltliner
2015
83.00
SKGWE15B Weinzielberg, Grüner Veltliner
2015
99.70
SKGWE14B Weinzielberg, Grüner Veltliner
2014
97.50
SKGVS15B Stein, Grüner Veltliner
2015
122.00
SKRST15B Steinterrassen, Riesling
2015
99.70
SKRKO11B  Kögl, Riesling
2011
133.30
SKRKO09M  Kögl, Riesling
2009 magnum 257.00


Weingut Felsner, Krems, Kremstal.

The Felsner family estate is situated in the village of Rohrendorf at the Eastern end of the Kremstal, where loess soil predominates. This is a unique, wind-blown, fine silty clay which is light and absorbs heat and moisture well; it is particularly suited to the Grüner Veltliners which Manfred Felsner produces. The vineyards also extend to conglomerate rock, which is planted with Riesling. Manfred's careful vineyard work has been concentrated into recultivating the steep slopes and old vines. His philosophy is to use minimal intervention in the vineyard and winery in order to preserve the authenticity of the terroir in the wines he produces. There is a high proportion of old vines on the estate, dating back a couple of generations, and this brings depth and complexity to the wines. The wines are clean and elegant, with the typical crisp varietal character of the Kremstal coupled with the weight contributed by the old vines. The cool Reisenthal vineyard high up on the plateau gives the wine ripeness yet salty freshness. 

White



Guide Retail Price per case of 6 (£)
MFGVG15B Gerlissen, Grüner Veltliner
2015
87.00
MFGVR13B Reisenthal, Grüner Veltliner
2013
94.70


Weingut Erich & Walter Polz , Spielfeld, Southern Styria.

The Polz family has established a reputation as one of the top producers of Styrian Sauvignon, which marries the freshness of the old world styles with the fruity ripeness of the new world. The Klassik Sauvignon is in a fresh style, unoaked, and ready for early drinking.  We also have a single vineyard Sauvignon, "Therese", which shows great complexity, particularly with a few years of bottle age. The Therese vineyard is located high at about 450m with flint soils. It produces tightly structured wines.  Unlike many of the other wines in our Austrian portfolio, Sauvignon is an internationally recognised varietal, but Styria can definitely claim a place, along with Sancerre and Marlborough, as one of the top worldwide locations for this grape.  The next generation is beginning to assume responsibilities here, and Christophe, son of Erich Polz, is now chief winemaker. There have been a few changes towards more reductive and perhaps less opulent wine making styles, but the unique terroir of the region remains primordial. 

White



Guide Retail Price per case of 6 (£)
POSBK15B Steirische Klassik, Sauvignon Blanc
2015
113.40
POSBK14B Steirische Klassik, Sauvignon Blanc
2014
101.40
POSBT15B Therese, Sauvignon Blanc
2015
168.60


Familie Prieler, Schützen-am-Gebirge, Burgenland.

Georg Prieler, aided in the vineyards by his sort-of-retired father Engelbert, is in charge now. They are a long and well-established family, and at any visit, tasting or conversation there is a clear sense that they have found "their" style and know exactly what to do. That's not at all to say they rest on their laurels, despite being enormously successful in Austria, and Georg is well-travelled with a strong enthusiasm to learn and experiment. The vineyards are situated on the Western side of Lake Neusiedl, and lie mostly on sun-exposed Southern and Eastern slopes. The lake provides a perfect micro-climate with mild temperatures throughout the year. The flagship wine is the Blaufränkisch from the Goldberg vineyard which is highly reputed as one of the top red wines in Austria. Challenging Goldberg however is Leithaberg. Like Goldberg it is 100% Blaufränkisch, but it uses no new oak, so is perhaps more in tune with the style of our times. Its name is shared, of course by the new DAC Leithaberg. This is named after the Leitha hills, where slate and marine limestone dominate, giving a very fresh, almost chalky note to the wines and a tightly woven structure. Although the estate is known particularly for the reds, we also ship the very classy Pinot Blanc Seeberg, which is an elegant and juicy alternative to the Grüners and Rieslings for which Austria is better known. We have also extended the range this year to include the Leithaberg white wine - also made from Pinot Blanc - but with an extra year on lees in barrel, and with intense and complex notes rarely associated with Pinot Blanc. A great white Burgundy alternative. 

White



Guide Retail Price per case of 6 (£)
PRPPB14B Pinot Blanc, Seeberg
2014
108.20
PRLEW15B Leithaberg, Pinot Blanc
2015
154.00
Red




PRBRJ13B Ried Johanneshöhe, Blaufränkisch
2013
101.60
PRLER13B Leithaberg, Blaufränkisch
2013
183.80
PRBRG12B Ried Goldberg, Blaufränkisch
2012
244.50
PRBRG11B Ried Goldberg, Blaufränkisch
2011
244.50
Large Format bottles



PRBRG11M Ried Goldberg, Blaufränkisch
2011 magnum 615.10
PRBRG09M Ried Goldberg, Blaufränkisch
2009 magnum 633.30
PRBRG07M Ried Goldberg, Blaufränkisch
2007 magnum 633.30
PRBRG05M Ried Goldberg, Blaufränkisch
2005 magnum 633.30
PRBRG03M Ried Goldberg, Blaufränkisch
2003 magnum 633.30
PRBRG02M Ried Goldberg, Blaufränkisch
2002 magnum 633.30


Feiler-Artinger, Rust, Burgenland.

Our next visit to Feiler-Artinger will feature a visit to see the cows. The estate had always owned cows until about 10 years ago but now Kurt, an ecologically-minded young man, has decided to bring them back, in part, no doubt, to help fertilise his biodynamic vineyard. The town of Rust is situated on the Western side of Lake Neusiedl, an ideal microclimate for the production of noble sweet botrytised wines. The Ruster Ausbruch wines are deservedly world-famous, from a village renowned since the C17th for its sweet wine; brilliant intensity, voluptuous sweetness, complexity and balance. Kurt's winemaking for the estate has produced some world class examples and Feiler-Artinger have a huge international reputation. Less well-known, but also admirable, are his reds. With Greiner (schist) and Umriss (limestone) we have the chance for a fascinating comparison between pure Blaufränkisch from different soils. The estate's premium red, Solitaire, is a blend of Blaufränkisch, Cabernet Franc and Merlot and is a powerful but elegant wine. 

Red



Guide Retail Price per case of 6 (£)
FAZWE15B Zweigelt
2015
93.60
FAZWE14B Zweigelt
2014
91.70
FABLU13B Umriss, Blaufränkisch
2013
118.50
FABLG07B Greiner, Blaufränkisch
2007
166.90
FASOL08B Solitaire (blfr, cab franc, merlot)
2008
185.30
Sweet




FABEA15H  Beerenauslese (welschriesling & chardonnay)
2015 halves 109.80
FAAUS13H Ruster Ausbruch
2013 halves 178.20
FAAPC13H Ruster Ausbruch, Pinot Cuvée
2013 halves 172.20


Gerhard Pittnauer, Gols, Burgenland.

Modern, supple wines with silky-soft tannins and fantastic varietal focus are the hallmarks of Gerhard Pittnauer's wines. Factors which no doubt contributed to him being awarded Winemaker of the Year 2014, the top winemaker award in Austria presented to him by Falstaff Magazine. His wines, primarily focussed around St Laurent, but featuring also Blaufränkisch and Pinot Noir, display remarkable character, most apparent in his single vineyard wines. We have also had great success with his simpler wines too. Burgenlander and Velvet, both accessible yet authentic blends, make for a great introduction to Austrian reds. Gerhard enthusiastically embraced Biodynamics a few years ago and is now fiddling around with low sulphur wines too - which has prompted a lively debate between us! There is also a new skin contact white (Mash Pitt) from 2014. 

White



Guide Retail Price per case of 6 (£)
PIMAS15B Mash Pitt
2015
147.30
Red




PIBURNVB Burgenländer
NV
80.50
PIVELNVB Velvet
NV
82.50
PISLD15B St Laurent Dorflagen
2015
109.50
PISLD14B St Laurent Dorflagen
2014
109.50
PISAL08B St Laurent, Altenberg
2008
172.00
PISLR12B St Laurent, Rosenberg
2012
177.70
PISLR08B St Laurent, Rosenberg
2008
172.00
PIBLK14B Blaufränkisch Heideboden
2014
92.30
PIBLR08B Blaufränkisch Rosenberg
2008
181.70
PIPND15B Pinot Noir 
2015
101.70
PIPND13B Pinot Noir, Dorflagen
2013
99.50
PIPNF15B Pinot Noir, Fuchsenfeld
2015
127.00
PIPNF14B Pinot Noir, Fuchsenfeld
2014
127.00
PIPAN13B Pannobile
2013
162.50
PIPAN08B Pannobile
2008
172.00


Josef Umathum, Frauenkirchen, Burgenland.

Josef Umathum has a long-established reputation for the red Zweigelt and St Laurent varietals and, in more recent years, Blaufränkisch and sweet wines too. Umathum continues working on the traditional terraced vineyards in the village of Jois, where vineyards were first cultivated as early as 1214. This is the source of his brilliant Blaufränkisch Kirschgarten. He also manages much more depth and complexity in Zweigelt than anyone we know, and with the Zweigelt from the Ried Hallebuhl he makes a wine which is both serious and delicious, with a strong mineral touch: a strong contender for best Zweigelt in Austria. This biodynamic estate has a long-established reputation, particularly for its red wines, but increasingly also for its delicious botrytis affected sweet wines, as well as an excellent dry white from Lindenblätrigger, better known as Harslevelu. Josef combines a rigorously scientific and empirical approach to all his wine production decisions. 

White



Guide Retail Price per case of 6 (£)
UMLIN14B  Königlicher Tafelwein (Lindenblättriger) 
2014
139.70
Rosé




UMROS15B Rosa
2015
97.10
Red




UMZWE14H Zweigelt
2013/14 halves 63.20
UMZWE13B Zweigelt
2013
99.70
UMSLK13B St Laurent 
2013
102.10
UMPIN11B Pinot Noir, Unter den Terrassen
2011
200.00
UMHAL11B Ried Hallebühl, Zweigelt
2011
227.10
UMBLK07B Kirschgarten, Blaufränkisch
2007
261.00
UMBLK11B Kirschgarten, Blaufränkisch
2011
227.10
Sweet




UMCBA13H  Beerenauslese, Chardonnay/Welschriesling
2013 halves 105.80


Weingut Moric, Grosshöflein , Burgenland.

The centre of gravity of the Moric project has shifted slightly towards Lutzmannsburg. Originally Neckenmarkt was the (slightly) more expensive of the two old vine cuvées, and then prices became the same, demonstrating Roland Velich's equal enthusiasm for both places. Now he has bought a property in Lutzmannsburg, where his assistant, Imre, lives, and they are now looking after more vineyards on the very windy Lutzmannsburg plateau above and behind the village. Fine vintages and great wines continue to come out of the cellar: the excellent, rich 2012s are a seamless follow on to the 2011s for the reserve wines, and the fresher style of 2013 makes the Blaufränkisch Burgenland a juicy, crunchy delight. Roland's philosophy is to produce elegance above all, and he sees a strong affinity for Burgenland Blaufränkisch with Burgundian Pinot Noir, (as well as Northern Rhone Syrah and Nebbiolo) rather than with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, as was the received wisdom in the region before he came along. He harvests low yields from vines grown with minimal chemical treatment and he uses natural yeasts for slow fermentation, often in open vats. Assemblage is a slow and careful process after extended evolution in cask. No new oak is used. The Moric project is now well established internationally as a fine wine, sought after by increasing numbers of fine wine collectors. They lead the way in creating a world-wide reputation for this wonderful grape variety. Quantities of the top wines are very limited. 

White



Guide Retail Price per case of 6 (£)
MOGVG13B St Georgen, Grüner Veltliner
2013
292.80
Red




MOBLA14B Blaufränkisch, Burgenland
2014
118.50
MOBLA13B Blaufränkisch, Burgenland
2013
117.10
MONEC13B Moric Reserve, Blaufränkisch
2013
187.80
MOLAR13B Lutzmannsburg Alte Reben, Blaufränkisch
2013
445.10
MONAR13B Neckenmarkt Alte Reben, Blaufränkisch
2013
445.10
MONAR08B Neckenmarkt Alte Reben, Blaufränkisch
2008
321.90
Large Format bottles



MOBLA11M Blaufränkisch, Burgenland
2011 magnum 231.70


Helmut Lang, Illmitz, Burgenland.

Helmut Lang's wine cellar no longer shares space with the large tank of Pike-perch fish from Lake Neusiedl. They have been moved outside, and so what was literally a "garagiste" operation when we met in 2002 has been modernised and developed. His speciality is sweet wines, both from botrytised but also frozen grapes. Unfortunately, conditions for sweet wine production here over the last few years have been very difficult: not cold enough for Eiswein, and not the right humidity for botrytis. As a result the cellar looks quite empty and there's more than enough room for a few tubs of fish!  His vineyards are located on the Eastern side of the lake around Illmitz. The vines are immaculately trained and all located in the National Parkland which surrounds the lake. Helmut is a keen hunter and fisherman, so all his work and pastimes seem to lie on his doorstep. These wines all age slowly and, when young, are pale-coloured pure and clean.  NB ALL HALF BOTTLES. 






Guide Retail Price per case of 6 (£)
HLCBA14H Beerenauslese, Chardonnay
2014
90.80
HLPBA15H Beerenauslese, Pinot Noir
2015
100.00
HLSTB15H Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA), Sämling 88
2015
117.60
HLMEW15H  Eiswein, Grüner Veltliner & Gelber Muskateller
2015
134.70
HLGME08H  Eiswein, Gelber Muskateller
2008
183.60
Older Vintages



HLSTB95H Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA), Sämling 88
1995
182.60
HLWRE97H  Essenz, Welschriesling
1997
252.90

 

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