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Franz Prechtl (left) giving a vineyard tour at Weingut Prechtl -- Weinviertel, Austria


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Weingut Prechtl
Weingut Prechtl was established in Zellendorf in 1839 and five generations later, it is currently owned and run by Franz & Petra Prechtl. Franz, who is also the winemaker, puts great emphasis on sustainable farming techniques, allowing the grapes to grow as naturally as possible. The 15 hectare estate produces top quality wines based on their knowledge of the soils, conditions and the age of the vines. The vines in their prime vineyards are at least 25 years old, with these deep-rooted vines giving their wines their special, complex style. For more on Weingut Prechtl & the Prechtl family, visit our BLOG>


Weingut Prechtl Classic Grüner Veltliner
Grapes: 100% Grüner Veltliner
Alcohol: 12% vol
Palate: Classic notes of peppery Veltliner, inviting bouquet of apple & pear on the palate, elegant, animated, and juicy Veltliner. Refreshing and can be paired with a variety of different foods (appetizers, fish, Asian cuisine, etc.)

Weingut Prechtl Classic Grüner Veltliner  -  Info Sheet
Weingut Prechtl Classic Grüner Veltliner - Shelf Talker

Weingut Prechtl Längen Grüner Veltliner
Grapes: 100% Grüner Veltliner, grown on Loess soil on ideally situated 25 year old vines.
Alcohol: 13% vol
Appearance: Medium yellow-green
Nose: White pepper & spice
Palate: Clear & earthy, light notes of exotic fruits & gooseberry. Optimal style. Delicate on the palate, dense & persistent, textbook example of Grüner Veltliner.

Weingut Prechtl Längen Grüner Veltliner -  Info Sheet
Weingut Prechtl Längen Grüner Veltliner - Shelf Talker

Weingut Prechtl Altenberg Grüner Veltliner
Grapes: 100% Grüner Veltliner, from a 25 year old vineyard with bedrock/gneiss soils, ideally located on a mountain slope where light winds combine to form perfect growing conditions
Alcohol: 13% vol
Appearance: Medium yellow-green
Nose: Spicy notes
Palate: Gentle stone fruit & melon notes, full-bodied on the palate, very elegant. Acidity, intense fruit, and deep mineral texture with notes of exotic fruits on the finish. Perfectly balanced, flavors stay in mouth through the finish. Great development potential.

Weingut Prechtl Altenberg Grüner Veltliner - Info Sheet
Weingut Prechtl Altenberg Grüner Veltliner - Shelf Talker

Weingut Prechtl Alte Reben Grüner Veltliner
Grapes: 100% Grüner Veltliner
Viticulture: 40 year old vines, deep loess (silt/clay)
Alcohol: 12.5%
Appearance: Medium yellow-green.
Nose: Red pepper, green apple.
Palate: Rich creamy texture, fresh tropical fruit with lively acidity and a spicy dense finish.

Weingut Prechtl Alte Reben Grüner Veltliner - Info Sheet
Weingut Prechtl Alte Reben Grüner Veltliner - Shelf Talker

Weingut Prechtl Leitstall von Molasse Reserve Grüner Veltliner
Grapes: 100% Grüner Veltliner
Viticulture: This reserve comes from  34-year-old vineyards on deposits of the Eggenburger ancient seabed which once covered the Retzerland completely. Sparse water & a longer than average ripening time yield an opulent and complex Veltliner.
Alcohol: 14% vol
Apprearance: medium golden yellow
Nose: delicately nutty, soft ripe yellow apple, some biscuit, herbs & spices
Palate: soft tropical fruits on the palate, powerful, juicy. Mango and papaya notes, vibrant acid structure
Pairing: adheres well, a versatile food-companion with good aging potential.

Weingut Prechtl Leitstall von Molasse Reserve Grüner Veltliner - Info Sheet
Weingut Prechtl Leitstall von Molasse Reserve Grüner Veltliner - Shelf Talker

Weingut Prechtl Äussere Bergen Reserve Grüner Veltliner
Grapes: 100% Grüner Veltliner
Viticulture: 40-year old vines on a granite plateau (Bohemian Massif). Due to the rugged terrain, the roots are stressed. Long ripening of the grapes on the vine allows the taste of the soil to enrich the wine.
Alcohol: 14% by vol.
Appearance: bright green-yellow
Nose: fine flowers with traces of honey, pineapple, tropical fruit & a hint of tobacco,
Palate: elegant, juicy and complex, fine acid
structure, delicate flavors of stone fruits, mineral & spice on the finish. Juicy & alive.

Weingut Prechtl Äussere Bergen Reserve Grüner Veltliner  - Info Sheet
Weingut Prechtl Äussere Bergen Reserve Grüner Veltliner - Shelf Talker

Weingut Prechtl Grüner Veltliner Eiswein 
Grapes: 100% Grüner Veltliner
Viniculture:  When harvesting an ice wine, it must have a minium of -8 Celsius. This freezes the waer in the grapes. Sugar and other ingredients are squeezed out.
Alcohol: 10.5% vol
Appearance: Bright gold yellow
Nose: Ripe mango, honey melon, pears and herbs
Palate: Peach, mango, pureed pears with hints of earth, spice and simple acidity.

Weingut Prechtl Grüner Veltliner Eiswein - Info Sheet
Weingut Prechtl Grüner Veltliner Eiswein - Shelf Talker


Weingut Prechtl Zweigelt 
Grapes: 100% Zweigelt (a hybrid of St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch varietals)
Alcohol: 13% vol
Appearance: Dark ruby red
Nose: Notes of blackberries
Palate: Cherries & spices on the palate, full-fruit, velvety, plump & easy to drink. Tannins have grip and are well sustained throughout. Animated and versatile accompaniment to food. Light & fruity.

Weingut Prechtl Zweigelt - Info Sheet
Weingut Prechtl Zweigelt - Shelf Talker
 
Weingut Prechtl Reserve Red 
Grapes: A blend of Zweigelt, St. Laurent, and Blaufränkisch varietals
Viticulture: The best grapes every year are made into the cuvee blend. Each wine is vinified separately then blended together in order to enrich each individual aroma. New and used wood is used (50/50).
Alcohol: 13% vol
Appearance: Dark ruby red with violet hues.
Nose:  Nose of black cherry, and sweet, toasty aromas.
Palate: Complex & deeply concentrated fruit focused wine with mature tannins, and caramel flavors. “…Pure pleasure”

Weingut Prechtl Reserve Red - Info Sheet
Weingut Prechtl Reserve Red - Shelf Talker
 

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Weingut Castelfeder -- Alto Adige

From the photo, you might think this wine region is in southern Germany or maybe Austria, but it's actually northern-most Italy in the area formerly known as Südtirol (a part of Austria until WWI), now known as Alto Adige. Bi-lingual and bi-cultural, it's Italy with a strong Austrian influence. On her first visit to Seattle, Ines Giovanett (daughter of Günther Giovanett, owner of the Castelfeder Winery) laughingly said: "I wear a dirndl! I eat knödel!" More on Ines & her family's winery>



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