Germany/Austria Tasting

26 Jan Germany/Austria Tasting

Sunday, January 29
1 to 4pm
At the Bar

We’re featuring great Austrian and German wine values this Sunday! The Blaufrankisch from Prieler is completely organic and highlights this fantastic grape variety from Austria that is ripe and just a touch spicy. The Riesling from Theo Minges is considered halbtrocken (Half dry,) but certainly tastes dry to us. Ripe fruit is matched to super bright acidity yielding a clean finish that is wonderful with Asian cuisine and classic German fare.

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2015 Weingut Theo Minges Riesling Halbtrocken, Pfalz
On Sale $14.99
Not many plusses in the Liter category, but this is exciting stuff; balsam-y, herbal, tart-apple but not a tart wine; impeccably balanced, an oolong floweriness and a lip-smacking Riesling. Pour it!
Importer Terry Theise

2014 Familie Prieler Blaufrankisch, Burgenland
On Sale $19.99
This single-site wine is the entry-level, and is usually a fruit-forward albeit typically cracked-pepper rendition. The ’14 shows a high point of BF pepper and the char-marks on grilled red meat. It has a lot of the Leithaberg in it-the ’14 reds are all upgraded by Georg’s decision not to bottle his two Grand Crus-the vintage was small and laborious. The tank-sample I tasted was ready to bottle; it’s more brooding and earnest than usual, more dark iron but also greater length.
Importer Terry Theise

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