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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
173.30
SGBDBNVB BLANC DE BLANCS BRUT (sparkling) nv
200.30
SGGLO18B LÖSS, Grüner Veltliner 2018
93.70
SGGLA18B LANGENLOIS, Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2018
126.50
SGGLA17B LANGENLOIS, Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2017
125.40
SGGVS18B Ried STEINSETZ, Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2018
149.60
SGGVR17B Ried RENNER, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2017
178.40
SGGVL17H Ried LAMM, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2017 halves 150.50
SGGVL17B Ried LAMM, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2017
252.50
SGGVT14B TRADITION, Grüner Veltliner  2014
229.80
SGRUR14B URGESTEIN, Riesling  2014
111.70
SGRGA16B Ried GAISBERG, Erste Lage Kamptal Riesling  2016
162.20
SGRRH17B Ried HEILIGENSTEIN, Erste Lage Kamptal Riesling 2017
245.10
SGRIT15B  TRADITION, Riesling 2015
237.00
Rosé



SGROS18B  ROSÉ, Domaene Gobelsburg 2018
92.70
Red



SGPNR16B PINOT NOIR Reserve 2016
220.70
SGSLR16B ST LAURENT Reserve 2016
220.70
SGZWR10B ZWEIGELT Reserve 2010
254.10
Sweet



SGGEW16H EISWEIN Grüner Veltliner 2016 halves 264.00
SGGEW15H EISWEIN Grüner Veltliner 2015 halves 250.50
Large Format bottles


SGFIZNVM BRUT RESERVE (sparkling) nv magnum 335.90
SGGVL17M Ried LAMM, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2017 magnum 486.90
SGGVL16M Ried LAMM, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2016 magnum 473.40
SGGVL15D Ried LAMM, Erste Lage Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2015 dble mag 1239.80
SGGVT13M TRADITION, Grüner Veltliner  2013 magnum 468.40
SGGVT12D TRADITION, Grüner Veltliner  2012 dble mag 1318.60
SGRRH17M Ried HEILIGENSTEIN, Erste Lage Kamptal Riesling 2017 magnum 484.50
SGRRH15M Ried HEILIGENSTEIN, Erste Lage Kamptal Riesling 2015 magnum 471.00
SGRRH15J Ried HEILIGENSTEIN, Erste Lage Kamptal Riesling (5l) 2015 5 l 1918.40
SGRIT16M  TRADITION, Riesling 2016 magnum 430.50
SGRIT13M  TRADITION, Riesling 2013 magnum 408.00
SGRIT11D  TRADITION, Riesling 2011 dble mag 1454.00
SGRIT10T  TRADITION, Riesling 2010 12 l 3672.30
SGPNR16M PINOT NOIR Reserve 2016 magnum 392.10
SGSLR16M ST LAURENT Reserve 2016 magnum 430.50
SGSLR13M ST LAURENT Reserve 2013 magnum 406.20


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 will put us under pressure to offer continuity. 

White


Guide Retail Price per case of 6 (£)
HIGRT18B Rotes Tor, Grüner Veltliner Federspiel 2018
178.10
HIGRT17B Rotes Tor, Grüner Veltliner Federspiel 2017
178.10
HIGKI18B Kirchweg, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2018
232.80
HIGSR18B Rotes Tor, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2018
276.30
HIGSR17B Rotes Tor, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2017
276.30
HIGSR16B Rotes Tor, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2016
269.30
HIGHO18B Honivogl, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2018
504.80
HIGHO17B Honivogl, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2017
467.70
HIRST18B Steinterrassen, Riesling Federspiel 2018
180.20
HIRST17B Steinterrassen, Riesling Federspiel 2017
180.20
HIRSE17B Setzberg, Riesling Smaragd 2017
276.30
HIRHO18B Hochrain, Riesling Smaragd 2018
319.50
HIRSI18B Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd 2018
504.80
HIRSI17B Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd 2017
467.70
Large Format bottles


HIGHO17M Honivogl, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2017 magnum 964.70
HIGHO16M Honivogl, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2016 magnum 920.80
HIGHO15M Honivogl, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2015 magnum 920.80
HIRHO17M Hochrain, Riesling Smaragd 2017 magnum 668.20
HIRSI17M Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd 2017 magnum 964.70
HIRSI16M Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd 2016 magnum 920.80
HIRSI15M Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd 2015 magnum 920.80
HIGHO17D Honivogl, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2017 dble mag 2107.60
HIGHO16D Honivogl, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2016 dble mag 2017.40
HIGHO15D Honivogl, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2015 dble mag 2017.40
HIRSI17D Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd 2017 dble mag 2107.60
HIRSI15D Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd 2015 dble mag 2017.40
HIRSI13D Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd 2013 dble mag 1889.00
HIRSI12D Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd 2012 dble mag 1889.00


Weinhofmeisterei Mathias Hirtzberger, Wösendorf, Wachau:

Mathias Hirtzberger had a brief career in banking before finding himself drawn back home to the Wachau. His brother Franz is now well established at the famous Franz Hirtzberger estate in Spitz, and wine production seemed more attractive than the world of corporate finance. By happy chance, some family vineyards farmed by another (retiring) Hirtzberger  became available at Wösendorf in 2014, and Mathias jumped at the chance to create his own domaine. More vines from  another property in the village also became available to rent at the same time, so he now has 9 hectare estate. He has named the estate Weinhofmeisterei Hirtzberger, and taken some heraldic themes for his labels and wine names, to reflect some of the traditions of the area. The labels feature the coat of arms of St Florian. The monastery of St Florian, located in Upper Austria, had a wine production site in the village from the 13th Century until mid 20th C.  A new smart red brick winery was completed just in time for the 2017 harvest.

Wösendorf is barely a stones' throw downstream from Spitz, but already climate is a touch warmer. Harvesting can be late, though not quite as extreme as in Spitz.  Grüner and Riesling are planted in different sites (Spitaler, Kollmitz, Bach, Kollmutz) and Steinfeder, Federspiel and Smaragd wines are produced. Attention is as high as at the longer established family winery in Spitz, and wines are aged in a variation of stainless steel, oak and acacia. Generally there is less use made of botrytis affected berries here, and the wines have a clear, lifted, fruity nose and polished, ultra-pure flavours. The Smaragd wines from both varieties have the creamy texture of the best wines of the region, with lively, sometimes salty, mineral notes.

White


Guide Retail Price per case of 6 (£)
MHGVT18B Treu, Grüner Veltliner Federspiel 2018
156.60
MHGVT17B Treu, Grüner Veltliner Federspiel 2017
156.60
MHGVG16B Greif, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2016
188.20
MHGVS18B Spitaler, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2018
245.60
MHGVS16B Spitaler, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2016
233.10
MHGVS15B Spitaler, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2015
228.70
MHGVK16B Kollmütz, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2016
285.10
MHRIZ18B Zier, Riesling Federspiel 2018
156.60
MHRIZ17B Zier, Riesling Federspiel 2017
156.60
MHRIB18B Bach, Riesling Smaragd 2018
245.60


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 (£)
RWGVW18B Wachauer, Grüner Veltliner 2018
98.90
RWGKO18H Kögl, Grüner Veltliner 2018 halves 130.70
RWGKO15H Kögl, Grüner Veltliner 2015 halves 119.30
RWGSK16B Krems Alte Reben, Grüner Veltliner 2016
132.90
RWGVL15B Loibenberg, Grüner Veltliner 2015
178.10
RWGVL14B Loibenberg, Grüner Veltliner 2014
178.10
RWGVL11M Loibenberg, Grüner Veltliner 2011 magnum 408.00
RWGVA08B Achleiten, Grüner Veltliner 2008
189.30
RWRIW18B Wachauer, Riesling 2018
118.10
RWRIW16B Wachauer, Riesling 2016
112.60
RWRSK16B Krems Alte Reben, Riesling 2016
138.50
RWRIL14B Loibenberg, Riesling  2014
189.30
RWRIL11B Loibenberg, Riesling  2011
189.30
RWRRL15B Loibenberg Reserve, Riesling  2015
234.30
RWRIP15B Pfaffenberg, Riesling  2015
189.30
RWRIP15M Pfaffenberg, Riesling  2015 magnum 408.00
RWRIP10B Pfaffenberg, Riesling  2010
189.30
RWRIP07B Pfaffenberg, Riesling  2007
189.30
RWRIA08B Achleiten, Grüner Riesling 2008
189.30


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 (£)
SKGRS18B Grüner Veltliner, Rieden Selektion 2018
81.00
SKGLO18B Lössterrassen, Grüner Veltliner 2018
91.70
SKGWE18B Weinzielberg, Grüner Veltliner 2018
108.00
SKGVS17B Stein, Grüner Veltliner 2017
132.90
SKRST17B Steinterrassen, Riesling 2017
108.00


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 (£)
MFGVG18B Gerlissen, Grüner Veltliner 2018
95.80
MFGVR13B Reisenthal, Grüner Veltliner 2013
104.80
MFNEU17B Reisenthal, Neuburger 2017
131.80


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 (£)
POSBK18B Steirische Klassik, Sauvignon Blanc 2018
117.60
POSBT17B Therese, Sauvignon Blanc 2017
172.00


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 (£)
PRPPB18B Pinot Blanc, Seeberg 2018
122.80
PRPPB17B Pinot Blanc, Seeberg 2017
122.80
PRLEW17B Leithaberg, Pinot Blanc 2017
171.00
PRHAW15B Haidsatz, Pinot Blanc 2015
251.10
Red



PRBRJ17B Ried Johanneshöhe, Blaufränkisch 2017
113.20
PRBRJ15B Ried Johanneshöhe, Blaufränkisch 2015
113.20
PRLER15B Leithaberg, Blaufränkisch 2015
201.70
PRLER14B Leithaberg, Blaufränkisch 2014
201.70
PRBRG12B Ried Goldberg, Blaufränkisch 2012
279.50
Large Format bottles


PRBRG11M Ried Goldberg, Blaufränkisch 2011 magnum 694.20
PRBRG09M Ried Goldberg, Blaufränkisch 2009 magnum 694.20
PRBRG07M Ried Goldberg, Blaufränkisch 2007 magnum 694.20
PRBRG05M Ried Goldberg, Blaufränkisch 2005 magnum 694.20


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 (£)
FAZWE17B Zweigelt 2017
102.60
FAZWE16B Zweigelt 2016
101.30
FAZWE15B Zweigelt 2015
101.30
FABLU13B Umriss, Blaufränkisch 2013
132.60
FABLG07B Greiner, Blaufränkisch 2007
188.90
FASOL08B Solitaire (blfr, cab franc, merlot) 2008
210.50
Sweet



FABEA17H  Beerenauslese (welschriesling & chardonnay) 2017 halves 119.80
FAAUS16H Ruster Ausbruch 2016 halves 196.00
FAAPC16H Ruster Ausbruch, Pinot Cuvée 2016 halves 189.20


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!

White


Guide Retail Price per case of 6 (£)
PIPDA18B Perfect Day 2018
138.50
Rosé



PIPNP18B Pitt Nat Sparkling Rosé 2018
163.10
PIPNP17B Pitt Nat Sparkling Rosé 2017
163.10
PIDOR15B Dogma Rosé 2015
121.70
Red



PIVELNVB Velvet NV
95.40
PISLD16B St Laurent Dorflagen 2016
121.70
PISLD15B St Laurent Dorflagen 2015
121.70
PISLR13B St Laurent, Rosenberg 2013
206.10
PIBLK17B Blaufränkisch Heideboden 2017
104.80
PIBLK16B Blaufränkisch Heideboden 2016
104.80
PIBLR08B Blaufränkisch Rosenberg 2008
206.10
PIPND18B Pinot Noir  2018
121.70
PIPND17B Pinot Noir  2017
116.00
PIPNF16B Pinot Noir, Fuchsenfeld 2016
138.50
PIPNF14B Pinot Noir, Fuchsenfeld 2014
138.50
PIPAN15B Pannobile 2015
178.10
PIPAN14B Pannobile 2014
178.10
PIPAN13M Pannobile Magnum 2013 magnum 362.80


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 (£)
UMLIN15B  Königlicher Tafelwein (Lindenblättriger)  2015
152.60
Rosé



UMROS18B Rosa 2018
106.90
Red



UMZWE16H Zweigelt 2016 halves 69.60
UMZWE15H Zweigelt 2015 halves 69.60
UMZWE17B Zweigelt 2017
111.60
UMSLK17B St Laurent  2017
111.60
UMSLS99B St Laurent Vom Stein 1999
493.50
UMPIN13B Pinot Noir, Unter den Terrassen 2013
235.50
UMHAL13B Ried Hallebühl, Zweigelt 2013
275.00
UMBLK15B Kirschgarten, Blaufränkisch 2015
278.90
UMBLK13B Kirschgarten, Blaufränkisch 2013
275.00
Sweet



UMCBA17H  Beerenauslese, Chardonnay/Traminer 2017 halves 117.80


Domaine Andau, Andau, Burgenland.

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Red


Guide Retail Price per case of 6 (£)
ANSLT17B St Laurent 2017
86.90


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 (£)
MOBAL17B Balaton Furmint/Riesling 2017
135.70
MOHAW18B Hausmarke Supernatural White 2018
144.20
Red



MOBLA17B Blaufränkisch, Burgenland 2017
135.70
MONEC16B Moric Reserve, Blaufränkisch 2016
208.50
MONEC15B Moric Reserve, Blaufränkisch 2015
208.50
MONEC14B Moric Reserve, Blaufränkisch 2014
208.50
MOLAR16B Lutzmannsburg Alte Reben, Blaufränkisch 2016
478.90
MOLAR15B Lutzmannsburg Alte Reben, Blaufränkisch 2015
467.70
MOLAR13B Lutzmannsburg Alte Reben, Blaufränkisch 2013
465.40
MONAR13B Neckenmarkt Alte Reben, Blaufränkisch 2013
465.40
Large Format bottles


MOBLA16M Blaufränkisch, Burgenland 2016 magnum 261.50
MONEC15M Moric Reserve, Blaufränkisch 2015 magnum 441.80
MONEC13M Moric Reserve, Blaufränkisch 2013 magnum 441.80
MOLAR11M Lutzmannsburg Alte Reben, Blaufränkisch 2011 magnum 960.20
MONAR11M Neckenmarkt Alte Reben, Blaufränkisch 2011 magnum 960.20


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. 

Sweet


Guide Retail Price per case of 6 (£)
HLCBA17H Beerenauslese, Chardonnay 2017 halves 113.70
HLCBA16H Beerenauslese, Chardonnay 2016 halves 113.70
HLPBANVH Beerenauslese, Pinot Noir NV halves 125.00
HLSTB16H Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA), Sämling 88 2016 halves 147.50
HLSTB05H Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA), Sämling 88 2005 halves 167.70
HLMEW17H  Eiswein, Grüner Veltliner & Gelber Muskateller 2017 halves 170.10
HLREW15H  Eiswein, Riesling 2015 halves 175.70
HLGME08H  Eiswein, Gelber Muskateller 2008 halves 209.50
Older Vintages


HLSTB95H Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA), Sämling 88 1995 halves 208.40
HLWRE97H  Essenz, Welschriesling 1997 halves 290.20

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