The 2020 Mélange Blanc is an exotic and expressive wine on the nose. This opulent, and textured white wine has a mouth coating waxiness, tremendous weight on the palate and balanced acidity, all leading to a long and pleasing finish.
Raised 22 months on the lees in French oak barrels, 35% new oak, sustainable farming practices, unfined and unfiltered, and only 175 cases produced.
Riesling and Germany’s Mosel region go hand in hand, and Merkelbach’s Spatlese expression is simply delightful. Fruit for this wine comes from vines rooted in stony, red slate soils planted on the staggering slopes of Würzgarten. At the estate, each plot is vinified separately with native yeasts and aged in large wooden barrels, so as to let the vineyards’ unique profiles speak for themselves.
Sustainable farming practices, family owned, native yeast fermentation, and minimal intervention.
Whether new to Gruner Veltliner or a longtime fan of the grape, this exquisite expression from Hirsch promises to please. Hailing from Austria’s famed Kamptal region, fruit for this wine is grown in calcareous and loamy soils, which is responsible for the structured, mineral-driven backbone of the wine (AKA, what we love about it so much!) This our go-to with sushi. It also pairs well with Thai food or anything with a little spice.
Organic and biodynamically-farmed vineyards, family-owned estate, slow fermented with native yeasts, and vinified entirely in steel.