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Austrian Wines

Loimer Wine Competition

Austria’s 4000 years of winemaking history has seen more twists and turns than a downhill skier. It careered off-piste for a bit with mass-production, got walloped navigating several wars and hit some bumpy moguls at the hands of phylloxera and scandal, but it seems to have tucked itself into a more streamlined position and is building up some serious momentum. Adopting a “small is beautiful” approach Austria is concentrating on boutique wines. It produces some very serious Rieslings as well as some fantastic reds, which are remarkably chunky for such a cool climate. Once upon a time it was seen as a clone of Germany, but where the Germans have struggled to make their wine

Purchase either Loimer Langenlois Kamptal Gruner Veltliner or Loimer Sparkling Extra Brut NV between the 14th June 2017 and the 1st August 2017 for a chance to win a holiday for 2 to Vienna.

As sharp as the edge of a ski and more refreshing than face planting into a snow drift, Grüner Veltliner is one of the most food friendly wines out there. The characteristics of this grape variety are mineral, citrus and peach flavours, combined with an unusual spicy note akin to white pepper and the ability to be so fashionable you could drink it in lederhosen and a Tyrolean hat and still look cool.

Instantly recognisable with its flag topped bottles, Austrian wine has found its course and is now speeding towards the finish line while its competitors just watch, wonder how and shake their cow bells in congratulation.  

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  • Salomon Groovey Grüner Veltliner Austrian White Wine

    Salomon Groovey Gruner Veltliner 2015

    £11.50

    £11.50

    Once in while a wine comes along whose anonymity sells it to those who want to be drinking something that no one else is...
  • Huber Riesling Nussdorfer 2014

    Huber Riesling Nussdorfer 2016

    £12.00

    £12.00

    Chalk. It's good stuff. Back in the halcyon days before white boards, school kids relied on chalk to learn about isoscel...
  • Pittnaeur Pitti 2015 Austrian Wine

    Pittnauer Pitti 2015

    £12.50

    £12.50

    If the Hammer Horror studios had made a film about wine it might have starred Zweigelt. A hybrid of the Blaufrankisch an...
  • Schauer Rosé Sudsteiermark 2016 Rosé Wine

    Schauer Rosé Sudsteiermark 2016

    £13.00

    £13.00

    Stand on the steep slopes of the Schauer vineyards and absorb the view. Breathtaking. A landscape with edges like cut cr...
  • Riesling Von den Terrassen BrundlMayer

    Riesling Von den Terrassen Brundlmayer 2016

    £13.50

    £13.50

    Is Bründlmayer Riesling the best food wine in the world? It has a touch of sweetness to match it with spicy. It has...
  • Kopfensteiner Blaufrankisch Red Wine

    Kopfensteiner Blaufrankisch Eisenberg 2014

    £14.00

    £14.00

    Thomas Kopfensteiner is oddly impressed by soil. So impressed, in fact, that he took over a patch of land in Austria bec...
  • Schauer Sauvignon Blanc Sausal 2016 Austrian White Wine

    Schauer Sauvignon Blanc Sausal 2016

    £15.00

    £15.00

    Look down from Schauer's vineyards - one of Europe's highest winemaking locations - and imagine: 300 million years ago, ...
  • Markowitsch Rubin Carnuntum 2014

    Markowitsch Rubin Carnuntum 2014

    £15.25

    £15.25

    We love Question Time. The way David Dimbleby umpires as questions and answers are volleyed between irate the audience a...
  • Pittnauer Pannobile Red Wine Austria

    Pittnauer Pannobile 2013

    £25.00

    £25.00

    Pannobile is an association of nine Austrian winemakers, devoted to producing wines that truly speak of the soil, charac...

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