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Sonntag Geschlossen:
The Sublime, Whispers of Grüner Veltliner

Today we present a three-vintage vertical of Grüner Veltliners from a reclusive farmer near the Czech border in Austria.

This is only the second time we've ever seen a small allocation of these wines; we believe it's only the second time any wine has been released from this curious cellar.

2,555 Days in Barrel - Seeking the Sublime:
2011 Sonntag Geschlossen Grüner Veltliner

After nearly a decade slumbering in a 2,400-liter, century-old barrel, this wine has very literally transcended what one might normally think of as Grüner Veltliner. There are few precedents for today's wine; not many wines spend this much time in barrel.

A Master At Work
2017 FX Pichler Grüner Veltliner Kellerberg Smaragd

The grandeur of Pichler's wines constantly amaze. They’re powerful and intense, teetering on the edge of excess, but beneath the surface, they possess a clarity and precision that perfectly balances their undeniable swagger.

The Prager Achleiten Trio
2017 Prager Grüner Veltliner
Achleiten Smaragd
Stockkultur Smaragd
Wachstum Bodenstein Smaragd

Vintage after vintage, Prager’s wines dazzle with their fine-tuned precision, finesse, and mineral cut. Winemaker Toni Bodenstein is a master of the region and his minimalist approach to winemaking results in striking terroir transparency.

"Fabulous!" - 2017 Alzinger Grüner Veltliner Steinertal Smaragd

Along with Kellerberg and Singerriedel, Steinertal is one of the Wachau's best sites. For many Austrian wine fans, it simply doesn't get any better than Alzinger's Steinertal.

A Game Changer - Best Yet:
2016 Bernhard Ott Grüner Veltliner Rosenberg

Bernard Ott renders Grüner Veltliners of incredible tension and brightness. In this regard, Ott may very well be without peer when it comes to Grüner.

"Another Outstanding Collection"
2015 F.X. Pichler Grüner Veltliner Liebenberg Smaragd

"Lucas Pichler has produced another outstanding collection... My favorite is the Grüner Veltliner Liebenberg." - Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate

At The Height of His Powers - Grüner Edition:
2015 Prager Grüner Veltliner Achleiten Smaragd

Prager is one of the legendary Austrian producers. They've released no shortage of great wines. Still, the 2015s stand out.

2015 Alzinger Riesling & Grüner Veltliner Loibenberg Smaragd

In Alzinger's hands Loibenberg reaches a rare level of delicacy and intricacy. Today, we celebrate Alzinger's Loibenberg, one of Austria's most famous sites.

Benchmark Grüner:
2015 Prager Grüner Veltliner Achleiten Stockkultur

Every year, Prager's precision, finesse and mineral cut place the wines among our favorites in all of Austria.