Weingut Tegernseerhof

Tegernseerhof vineyard
Tegernseerhof vineyard
Tegernseerhof vineyard
Tegernseerhof vineyard
Tegernseerhof vineyard
Tegernseerhof vineyard
Tegernseerhof vineyard
Tegernseerhof vineyard
Tegernseerhof vineyard
Tegernseerhof vineyard
Tegernseerhof vineyard
Tegernseerhof vineyard
Tegernseerhof vineyard
Tegernseerhof vineyard

Martin Mittelbach is a Wachau insider with an outsider’s perspective. He is the fifth generation of Mittelbachs to run the historical Tegernseerhof, an estate that goes further back than 1000 years. Despite the estate’s historical merit you couldn’t find a much more progressive winemaker with his own set of standards and way of thinking in this region. Martin took over the estate at a very young age and immediately changed the way things were done. As you could imagine, there was some friction with his father who preferred to make wines more on the sweeter side. Today, you would be hard pressed to find a more dry and straight style in the Wachau. The grapes are harvested and sorted rigorously to take out any botrytis grapes and then vinified and raised in stainless steel. They are harvested with no botrytis to keep the wines focused and tense. His wines are like his personality: intense, focused and highly intellectual. These laser beams are as far away from the often baroque style that can be found in this region. In every level his wines excel and can stand tall next to any of the greatest producers in Austria.

Weingut Tegernseerhof Durnstein Gruner Veltliner

Weingut Tegernseerhof - 2019 Grüner Veltliner, Dürnstein, Federspiel

Price: $26.00
Size: 750ml
Availability: 

24+ in stock

Type of Wine: White
Grape(s): Grüner Veltliner
Style: Mineral, Elegant and Aromatic

The Wine

Grown on a patchwork of different soils between the Danube and the Riesling terraces, Dürnstein's (formerly Frauenweingarten) alluvial river sands bring bright notes of spice, honeysuckle, and white pepper to the forefront. The piercingly mineral nose is further enhanced by notes of dried yellow and green grasses, white radish, while the deep, glycerol back palate is characterized by Indian spices and a slight minty, lime finish. Between the Veltliners in Tegernseerhof’s range (all of which are raised in stainless steel), this is the easiest and most universal for all palates.

Note: 2017 Tegernseerhof Durnstein is the new name for Frauenweingarten. Durnstein is the town in which the estate is located. There is no differences in parcels or winemaking. Everything is the same as previous vintages.

Martin decided to change the name from Frauenweingarten to Durnstein in the 2017 vintage because he thought it best represented where the wine is from - the town of Durnstein. Also, Frauenweingarten is the only one of his skus that isn't a single parcel so its like his "estate bottling".

About The Wine

Grown on a patchwork of different soils between the Danube and the Riesling terraces, Dürnstein’s (formerly Frauenweingarten) alluvial river sands bring bright notes of spice, honeysuckle, and white pepper to the forefront. The piercingly mineral nose is further enhanced by notes of dried yellow and green grasses, white radish, while the deep, glycerol back palate is characterized by Indian spices and a slight minty, lime finish. Between the Veltliners in Tegernseerhof’s range (all of which are raised in stainless steel), this is the easiest and most universal for all palates.

Note: 2017 Tegernseerhof Durnstein is the new name for Frauenweingarten. Durnstein is the town in which the estate is located. There is no differences in parcels or winemaking. Everything is the same as previous vintages.

Martin decided to change the name from Frauenweingarten to Durnstein in the 2017 vintage because he thought it best represented where the wine is from – the town of Durnstein. Also, Frauenweingarten is the only one of his skus that isn’t a single parcel so its like his “estate bottling”.