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WINTER 2014

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MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) • vISIT uS AT MORRELLWINE.cOM • cOMPLIMENTARy DELIvERy ON ALL ORDERS OvER $100 IN Ny AND cT 58 Region Name Here AuSTRIA a Wachau legend fRanz hiRTzbeRgeR r ivaled only by F.X Pichler, the wines of Franz Hirtzberger have been repeatedly hailed as Austria's finest. Located on the western edge of the Wachau Valley, HIrtzberger farms two of the greatest vineyards of the region, Singerriedel and Honivoel. These two cold-climate sights produce Riesling and Gruner Veltliner of immeasurable depth and intensity. Much of this has to do with the extended growing season and late harvest, yet also Franz's perfectionist approach in the vineyards and cellar. These are rich, focused, mineral driven wines with pure, delineated fruit balanced by a hint of residual sugar, which can improve for over a decade in the cellar. ✦ HIRTzBERGER bottle Steinporz Weissburgunder 2011 (1660133) $42 Grauburgunder Pluris Smaragd Wachau 2011 (1660132) $43 Setzberg Riesling Smaragd 2011 (1660137) $54 Honivogl Gruner Veltliner Smaragd 2011 (1660136) $84 Singerriedel Riesling Smaragd 2011 (1660138) $89 an Old WORld MasTeR cRafTsMan o ne of the last bastions of old-world winemaking in the Wachua, Emmerich Knoll continues to produce a fantastic lineup of Riesling, and Gruner, which finds a comfortable niche among the giants of Austrian wine. Even the label itself has become an icon of the region. You may find some stainless steel tanks in this cellar, yet all aging continues to take place in large neutral barrels. The Knoll style is of the most traditional manner, yet the wines themselves emerge as a perfect model of precise fruit and mineral intensity, with masses of depth and balance. It is this same balance which allows Knoll Riesling and Gruner to mature perfectly in the cellar. These are wines which speak of another time, yet tell a story worth hearing again and again. ✦ EMMERICH KNOLL bottle Gruner Veltliner Vinothekfullung Smaragd Wachau 2013 (1660153) $74 Riesling Ried Schutt Smaragd Wachau 2013 (1660155) $69 Riesling Ried Kellerberg Smaragd Wachau 2013 (1660154) $63 Gruner Veltliner Ried Loibenberg Smaragd Wachau 2013 (1660152) $50 Pfafenberg Riesling Kabinett Wachau 2011 (165724) $36

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