The Vinous Wonders of Alsace & Austria

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Alsace & Austria; Gruner Veltliner, Big- Dry Riesling & Pinot Gris. Whites at the Highest Level ($15)

Friday, July 28th, 2017 4 pm – 7:30 pm @ Mt Tabor Fine Wines

I have such fond memories of three of the Alsatian Domaines in our flight. As far as Domaine Bechtold….who knew? Very tasty Pinot Gris!

Dirler, Deiss and Weinbach, other than sounding like a Grerman law firm, are three of the finest wineries in Alsace. I have fond memories of well aged Weinbach Rieslings, Deiss field blends and Dirler’s beautiful Brand Vineyard Rieslings. The Deiss in this flight is actually one of his field blends with red and white varietals included.

wines from alsace and austria wine tasting pdx

As we move on to Austria we find those crazy vino making Nuns and their helpers at Stift Gottweig. Their Rosé is the fave of the season and this Gruner is a steal. Sattlerhof, a relatively new one for me, is one of the ever growing high mountain wineries straddling the Austrian, Slovenian and Italian border. Sauvignon’s made from up high here have a crystalline purity and freshness. You can feel the cooling breezes cross the Alps up here. Can you say Sauvignon Blanc and the amazing Charcuterie of the region.

– Sandy


Domaine Weinbach, Riesling "Schlossberg" Grand CruThe Lineup: Friday, July 28, 2017

12 Domaine Dirler- Cade, Cremant D’Alsace Brut Nature Sec $27
Bergholtz, Alsace- Fr. / 20% Pinot Noir, 45% Pinot Gris 35% Auxerrois

15 Stift Gottweig, Gruner Veltliner $16
Kremstal, Austria

14 Sattlerhof, Sauvignon Blanc “Sudsteiermark” $19
Gamlitz, Austria

13 Domaine Marcel Deiss, “Reveur” Vibrations $24
Bennwhir- Alsace / Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir

14 Domaine Bechtold, Pinot Gris “Silberberg” $25
Dahlenheim, Alsace

Premium Pour ($5)
15 Domaine Weinbach, Riesling “Schlossberg” Grand Cru $52
Keyserberg – Alsace

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