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Staff Pick

Weissburgunder, Muri Gries - 2016

Item # 37010 750mL
$17.96/ Single Bottle
$215.52 $193.97/ Case of 12
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Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

Muri-Gries remains a working Benedictine monastery, which was originally built in the late eleventh century as a fortress. This delicious white wine shows racy acidity and striking minerality. A core of lush white fruit envelops the palate. A great match for shellfish or light poultry dishes.

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Staff Pick Notes

You probably know Weissburgunder by its more familiar moniker, Pinot Blanc. And if it sounds more German than Italian you won't be surprised to find this grape growing just a stone's throw from Austria. One of my favorite expressions of Weissburgunder is from Muri-Gries, a working Benedictine monastery nestled in the idyllic foothills of the Tyrol mountains where monks have been tending vines since the 14th century. Medium bodied and refreshing, enjoying this wine is like biting into a crisp, juicy yellow apple. Hints of lemon blossom,spice, and white pepper add depth and make for an all around satisfying sip. My mind is thinking white meat for dinner but my heart is saying fondue.

- DY

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Trentino-Alto Adige

Crossing the historic boundary between Italy and Austria, Trentino-Alto-Adige is in fact comprised of two autonomous regions (Trentino and Alto-Adige). The swath of land was returned to Italy after World War I, and the two regions have been lumped together in the winemaking world ever since. Alto-Adige, the northernmost half of the region, retains great pride in its Germanic heritage,...

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Alto Adige

Comprising the northern half of the oft-conjoined Trentino/Alto-Adige region of Northern Italy, Alto-Adige is in fact its own entity with its own distinct style of winemaking. Situated on the historic boundary between Italy and Austria, the two autonomous regions were returned to Italy after World War I (hence why they are often lumped together). Alto-Adige retains great pride in its Germanic...

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A German synonym for Pinot Blanc.