IDTT Podcast #279: Leo Alzinger

Posted by Joe Salamone

IDTT Podcast #279: Leo Alzinger
2013 Alzinger Grüner Veltliner
Steinertal Smaragd

Alzinger produces some of our favorite wines in all of Austria.

No one in Austria renders Riesling and Grüner with the same calm precision and radiant clarity.

Naturally, we were very excited to listen to Leo Alzinger's interview on I'll Drink to That!

IDTT: 279 - Leo Alzinger

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It didn't disappoint. What's the difference between Liebenberg and Loibenberg? What makes a great Grüner or Riesling vintage? How to work around Grüner's phenolics? It's all there. Along with tons of information about the history of the estate and top vintages.

The interview couldn't have come at a better time. 2013 in Austria is an incredibly impressive vintage and, without a doubt, Alzinger is one of the stars. During the interview, Leo Alzinger mentions that 2013 is one of the best vintages in recent memory.

We're happy to offer Alzinger's 2013 Alzinger Grüner Veltliner Steinertal Smaragd at special pricing for I'll Drink to That! listeners.

To receive the special pricing, please use the IDTTFORME promotion code. You can purchase online, over the phone or by replying to this email.

Steinertal has become Alzinger's most important site. Along with Kellerberg and Singerriedel, Steinertal is one of the Wachau's best sites. Beyond this, Steinertal's finessed minerality seems to form a perfect marriage with Alzinger's super-fine and elegant style. In 2013, Steinertal is simply beautiful. The balance and purity in this vintage are impossible not to take notice of.

I strongly encourage you to check out the interview and the wine from one of the world's most skilled white wine producers.

To order, please email us at or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits