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Fresh as a slap across the face, bright as the morning sun and clean as a glacial lake. This light-bodied Gruner Veltliner from the Austrian grower Franz Etz makes music with its layers of fruit notes and tickles you with perky acidity.
Southern Wine and Spirits
REMINDER: We only ship spirits within the state of CA at this time.A curious gin from the Black Forest in Germany. Made with 47 (yes, really) botanicals and bottled at 47%, they also use a 'secret weapon typical to the Black Forest' in the mix – cranberries.
Flowery, delicate lime fruit, apple and pineapple with a hint of herbs, spice and yeast, soft at first taste, despite its lively acidity, then straightforward, fresh on the palate, sappy fruit, mineral nuances, good structure and balance, medium body and fine minerals in the spicy finish. Classic for Kamptal Veltliner. Pairs well with smoked trout, ham, cold vegetables, tapas, or fresh marinated goat cheese with herbs; also very good with fish barbecue, sea food, or roasted chicken.
driven feel. It opens with aromas of strawberry, white pepper, and stone. Flavors of watermelon, bruised yellow apple, and tangerine on the palate.
This Grüner Veltliner is a blend of wines sourced from different terraced vineyards. The elevated terraces consist of stonier soils (schisted granite). The vines there show aromatic expression, good acidity, elegant stone fruit and lots of minerals. The lower sited terraces mostly of layered fertile loess show more body and ripeness. By combining those two characteristics we get a really classic Grüner Veltliner with both finesse and a certain vigor.
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Why this premium spirit is called Blue Gin? Who knows, but we know one thing for a fact: the gin is crystal clear. The latest Austrian Gin export shines with an aroma of 27 different botanicals that have been collected from all over the world. As it is true for the majority of all gins, juniper is the strongest flavour in Blue Gin. Other than that, lemon rind, cilantro seeds, curcuma and coriander are easily noticeable as well. But it is not only the choice of botanicals that makes this gin so good - the choice of water also plays a big role in the making of Blue Gin. Pure spring water from an alpine pasture in the Mühlviertel from the north of Austria is used to give this gin the perfect base.
Blue Gin is an Austrian high quality spirit that comes in a fresh design and satisfies with its pure aroma.
The Riesling grape enjoys ideal growing conditions in the slate soil and mild climate of the steep, sun drenched slopes of the middle Mosel Valley. After a long continuous vegetation, Joh. Jos. Prüm provides for a careful selection and vinification. The resulting wines have an outstanding longevity. They are rich in taste with a fresh, fruity, delicate flavor.
Serve this refreshing wine slightly chilled.
Dry, crisp style with great acidity. Sourced from south-western sections of Zeltinger Himelreich, mid-slope and slate grown. Fermented in neutral fuder. Recognizable Pinot Blanc flavors but with the mineral energy of slate.
In store product is 2019 vintage, contrary to the image.
Bernhard Ecker farms 20 hectares in the serene Wagram, which separates Vienna from the Kamptal and Kremstal. This region has incredibly deep, and mineral rich loess soils, deposited by a receding primordial ocean, millions of years ago. The name Wagram comes from “Wogenrain” meaning “shore”. These deep soils are perfectly suited to grüner veltliner, producing full bodied, rich and floral wines.
Ecker’s 30 individual plots lie in some of the best locations around Kirchberg am Wagram, including 50 + year old grüner veltliner in the erste lage Mordthal.
Care is taken in the vineyards by pruning to limit yields. After a slow, cold fermentation wines are aged in stainless steel tanks. The resulting wines show an exceptional clarity and charm.
The German Wine Collection
Mouth-watering acidity is one of the hallmarks of great German rosé and this bone-dry, certified organic example from the Pfalz region really shows off the racy nature of these wines. Bearing a pretty pale pink hue, this wine is made of 100% Spatburgunder, the German word for Pinot Noir. This is a wine of great purity, mineral depth, and textural complexity that features vivid wild strawberry, raspberry, cranberry, and meyer lemon flavors.
Wine-like aromas and characteristics. As we all know, like fat, alcohol is a transporter of flavor, and without it, there needs to be something else to carry those flavors. 35 grams/L does the work for this riesling, though the sugar is nearly eaten up. It isn’t wine, so it’s hard to use wine terminology to describe it, but it does have wine-like aromas: orange citrus, rhubarb and tarragon.