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Staff Pick

Grüner Veltliner "Hefeabzug", Nikolaihof - 2016

Item # 11247 750mL
$24.99/ Single Bottle
$299.88 $224.91/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Hefeabzug means aged on the lees. This is Grüner Veltliner as Muscadet - with crisp, salty minerality, just with bigger bones, and more spice.


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Staff Pick Notes

If you like classy natural wines that are not too funky, stop! You've made it. This bottle will turn even the harshest Grüner Veltliner / Austrian wine skeptic into a believer. The crunchy white minerality taste like you are licking a luxurious geode that has been dipped in the freshest, cold pressed white peach juice. Notes of glitter, sea shells, green sour skittles, and wet sand clad with serious acidity that will brighten up the back of your palate and have you begging for the next sip. This is a wine that is perfect for any time of the month, day or year. Produced in a beautiful way that respects the earth, you can taste the dazzling dignity and honor in every sip.

- HG

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