Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2015

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MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS Call 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) • Visit us at • Complimentary delivery on all orders over $150 in NY and CT 104 The last Bastion One of the last bastions of old-world winemaking in the Wachau, Emmerich Knoll continues to produce a fantastic lineup of Riesling and Grüner Veltliner. The Knoll style is of the most traditional manner. You'll find some stainless steel tanks in this cellar, yet all aging takes place in large, neutral barrels. These are wines which speak of another time yet tell a story worth hearing again and again. The 2013 Riesling Loibner Loibenberg is a perfect model of precise fruit and mineral intensity with masses of layered depth. Its fruit is farmed from one of the steepest and most austere primitive rock sites encountered in Loiben. Riesling from Loibenberg reaches perfect maturity over a long growing season due to its full southern exposure contrasted by a cool micro-climate. It's is a wine of balanced intensity and sheer energy. It's enjoyable today on its potential alone but will age gracefully for decades to come. emmerich Knoll Riesling loibner loibenberg wachau 2013 wA 94 » $54 "The 2013 Riesling Smaragd Loibner Loibenberg offers a spicy, mineral, lovely, untamed but still fruity bouquet of small ripe Riesling berries. There is a tension-filled purity and minerality on the palate, which is much wilder and more energetic than I usually connect with this estate. Yes, it's full-bodied, but most of all full of life and energy. A stunning Riesling!." (1660196) i t wasn't that long ago that the wines of Austria were looked down upon in world markets. The industry was in shambles and producing masses of industrialized wine for cheap and early consumption. It was only 30 years ago when Austria began to undergo a complete overhaul and focus on producing world-class wines of exacting standards. Today, Austria enforces some of the strictest laws in Europe. Yet in the Wachau, the focus on quality began even sooner, the result of pioneering wineries (such as FX Pichler and Hirtzberger), who were determined to produce wines of purity and integrity. In fact, they've taken it a step further by adopting their own system; The Codex Wachau, which goes beyond the countries DAC classifications, to produce the purest expressions of Grüner and Riesling that you can possibly imagine. ✦ Just as German Riesling has become known for its tremendous value, Austria has garnered similar notoriety for its high level of quality. ausTria: Wachau AUSTRIA

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