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 morrellwine.com • Complimentary delivery on all orders over $150 in NY and CT 105 AUSTRIA The region's FinesT T he 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 mixed with complex soils produce Riesling and Gruner Veltliner of immeasurable depth and intensity. Perfection is the focus, which is why Hirtzberger is known to harvest through five or more passes through the vineyards. This process of hand-picking allows them to assure that each grape has reached optimal ripeness. ✦ hirtzberger riesling press bottle Setzberg Smaragd 2011 (1660137) wS 92 $54 Setzberg Smaragd 2012 (1660188) wA 91 $56 Hochrain Smaragd 2012 (1660186) wA 93 $65 Singerriedel Smaragd 2012 (1660189) wA 94 $87 Singerriedel Smaragd 2011 (1660138) ST 94 $89 hirtzberger gruner veltliner Axpoint Smaragd 2012 (1660185) JP 92 $50 Honivogl Smaragd 2012 (1660187) wA 96 $84 Honivogl Smaragd 2011 (1660136) wS 92 $84 World class: F.x. pichler F .X. Pichler is not just considered one of the top wineries in Austria, but also in the world. Located in the Wachau Valley, Pichler has become world-renowned for their intense and crystalline style, which dazzle the senses while intriguing the intellect. Nearly half of their single-vineyard bottlings hail from steep terraced slopes, looking south over the river Danube. From these hand-tended vineyards come wines born of the earth. Yet it's also the very special microclimate which lends them their textural intensity and unending layers of aroma and flavor. ✦ f.X. pichler riesling press bottle loibner Steinertal Smaragd 2011 (1660142) wA 93 $62 loibner loibenberg Smaragd 2012 (1660183) wA 91 $65 loibner loibenberg Smaragd 2011 (165732) wS 92 $70 durnsteiner Kellerberg Smaragd 2012 (1660182) wA 95 $87 f.X. pichler gruner veltliner Urgestein Terrassen Smaragd 2012 (1660181) JP 90 $34 loibner Steinertal Smaragd 2012 (1660180) wA 92 $55 loibner loibenberg Smaragd 2012 (1660179) JP 92 $57

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