Try Three for Free Wine Tasting this Saturday, July 16th from 2-5 p.m.! Join us this Saturday to sample some awesome Austrian wines. We have been flipping out over some of the Austrian wines we’ve tasted recently, and we’re excited to share some of our favorites with you this Saturday. You’ll get to sample two different versions of Gruner Veltliner, Austria’s most important grape variety, along with a super juicy and delicious Zweigelt, a great alternative to Pinot Noir. Stop by, taste, increase your knowledge of Austrian wines, and save big on all of the featured tasting wines.
On all tasting wines, save 10% off by the bottle, 15% off when you mix six of them, or 20% off when you mix a case or more of them!
1. 2015 Brunn Gruner Veltliner (Niederosterreich, Austria) – Gruner Veltliner is by far Austria’s most famous and important grape variety. The grape can yield everything from light and crisp whites to fuller and more complex ones. This liter bottled beauty is light and crisp, but assertively flavored with bright lemon, lime, and green apple aromas and flavors galore. With some subtle floral notes and a just a whiff of wet rock (aka mineral), this is a ton of white wine for the money.
2. 2014 Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner Federspiel “T26” (Wachau, Austria) – Several years ago, importer Klaus Wittauer was sampling various tanks of Gruner Veltliner in the cellars of the Mittelbach family who own Tegernseerhof. He was searching for a modestly priced Gruner that would serve as a great entry level wine, and when he got to one particular batch, he knew he’d found his wine and he bought the whole tank! That’s a great story, but the wine is even better. Intense and concentrated with vibrant citrus, exotic herbal notes, and peppery minerality, it is one of the best Gruner values coming out of Austria.
3. 2014 Brunn Zweigelt (Niederosterreich, Austria) – As we said earlier, Zweigelt is a terrific alternative to Pinot Noir and Beaujolais. One of Austria’s native red grapes, it yields wines that are light to medium bodied and fresh and fruit forward. With soft tannin and refreshing acidity, this cherry/raspberry/peppery scented and flavored version is a great red for summer drinking.