"Trauben, Liebe and Zeit" Weiss 12, Strohmeier
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"Trauben, Liebe and Zeit" Weiss 12, Strohmeier - NV

Item # 30788 750mL

As natural as it can be, this is a no-sulfur-added wine from Austria. A blend of 70% Chardonnay and Weissburgunder. Bright with aromas of flowers, think chamomile, and refreshing, yet it offers round body and texture.

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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

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Staff Pick Notes

"Trauben, Liebe and Zeit." Grapes, love, and time. To Styrian winemaker Franz Strohmeier, a guy who cites Carl Jung on his bottle tags, that's the only way you can make wine. No additives, no sulfur, nothing to do but tend to the vines and let the grapes do their work. It's a difficult wine to describe properly. A blend of Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay, it drinks like neither. Cidery, maybe even a touch volatile on the nose, with aromas that I can only describe as apple pie flavored sorbet served alongside a slice of tart Kaffir lime. The palate is textured and surprisingly mouth coating for all it's bright acidity and the fact that we're coming in here under 12% alcohol. As the finish goes on and on, it turns to petrol, mineral, and a pleasant, brioche-like leesiness. A wine to fascinate and delight, and drink with sauerbraten.




From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking world. It is a flexible, eager-to-please grape, responding well to just about anything a winemaker...

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Austrian wine is finally getting the attention it deserves. Ever since the late 1980s, Austrian winemaking has taken a much more rigorous approach to quality control, and returned to its roots in organic viticulture.Deservedly famous for its white wines (Grüner Veltliners especially), Austria makes a number of delicious red wines as well.The most widely grown red grape in Austria is Zweigelt (a.k.a. Blauer Zweigelt), which yields full-bodied wines, deep in color and featuring bold flavors of...

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A German synonym for Pinot Blanc.

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