Collection: F.X. Pichler & Franz Hirtzberger 2017 Release

F.X. Pichler and Franz Hirtzberger are unquestionably the Wachau's most universally heralded winemakers. Both are fanatic in their pursuit of optimum ripeness, work meticulously in the vines, and possess an intimate knowledge of the exquisite terroir under their control.

For this very special release, we're offering these acclaimed winemakers' entire 2017 line-ups—a collection of wine that includes 26 wines rated 90 points or higher!

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  • Franz Hirtzberger Gruner Veltliner Axpoint Smaragd 2017
    $56.00
    White wine. Wachau, Austria. Sustainable. 100% Grüner Veltliner. "The 2017 Ried Axpoint Grüner Veltliner Smaragd is ripe and very elegant on the nose. Very rich and juicy on the palate, this is a powerful, piquant and salty Vetliner with stimulating salinity and crystalline finesse. Tasted in Spitz, September 2018." — 92 Points, Stephen Reinhardt, Wine Advocate #240 (Dec. 2018)
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  • Franz Hirtzberger Gruner Veltliner Honivogl Smaragd 2017
    $98.00
    White wine. Wachau, Austria. Sustainable. 100% Grüner Veltliner. "The 2017 Ried Honivogl Grüner Veltliner Smaragd is super clear and intense on the deep, buttery nose. Rich, piquant and powerful on the palate, this is a concentrated but finessed and refreshing Grüner with lots of tension, salt and grip. Impressively long. Tasted in Spitz, September 2018." — 95 Points, Stephen Reinhardt, Wine Advocate #240 (Dec. 2018)
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  • Franz Hirtzberger Gruner Veltliner Honivogl Smaragd 2017 Magnum
    $200.00
    White wine. Wachau, Austria. Sustainable. 100% Grüner Veltliner. "The 2017 Ried Honivogl Grüner Veltliner Smaragd is super clear and intense on the deep, buttery nose. Rich, piquant and powerful on the palate, this is a concentrated but finessed and refreshing Grüner with lots of tension, salt and grip. Impressively long. Tasted in Spitz, September 2018." — 95 Points, Stephen Reinhardt, Wine Advocate #240 (Dec. 2018)
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  • Franz Hirtzberger Gruner Veltliner Kirchweg Smaragd 2016
    $43.00
    White wine. Wachau, Austria. Sustainable. 100% Grüner Veltliner. "Once again these vines have provided generous fruitiness – here, Riesling-like, glowingly pit-tinged white peach, mirabelle and lime – as well as haunting, bittersweet inner-mouth perfume and deep, mouthwateringly saline, savory richness suggestive of raw scallop. A satiny feel reinforces the impressions of ripeness and marrowy richness conveyed by the flavors. And like this year’s Rotes Tor Federspiel, we have here a tactile sense of active, stony mineral impingement that lends vibrancy to the near-endlessly juicy finish. Despite this wine’s harboring roughly 13.5% alcohol, it evinces a welcome sense of lift." — 94 Points, David Scheildknect, Vinous Dec. 2018

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  • Franz Hirtzberger Gruner Veltliner Rotes Tor Federspiel 2017
    $35.00
    White wine. Wachau, Austria. Sustainable. 100% Grüner Veltliner. "The 2017 Spitz Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Rotes Tor is clear, fresh and bright on the nose. Slightly buttery on the palate, this is a rich and powerful yet piquant and salty Veltliner with lush fruit and a long finish. Tasted in Spitz, September 2018." — 91 Points, Stephen Reinhardt, Wine Advocate #240 (Dec. 2018)
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  • Franz Hirtzberger Gruner Veltliner Rotes Tor Smaragd 2017
    $54.00
    White wine. Wachau, Austria. Sustainable. 100% Grüner Veltliner. "The 2017 Spitz Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Rotes Tor is very delicate and elegant on the nose. Rich, lush and powerful on the palate, this is an intense, firmly structured and persistent yet elegant Veltliner with lots of tension and impressive length. Tasted in Spitz, September 2018." — 93 Points, Stephen Reinhardt, Wine Advocate #240 (Dec. 2018)
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  • Franz Hirtzberger Gruner Veltliner Spitz Steinfeder 2017
    $26.00
    White wine. Wachau, Austria. Sustainable. 100% Grüner Veltliner. "The 2017 Spitz Grüner Veltliner Steinfeder (formerly named Spitzer Donaugarten) opens very ripe on the nose! Intense, round and juicy but also pure, very piquant and stimulatingly salty on the refreshing finish, this is a stunningly powerful Steinfeder with a light level of alcohol. Tasted in Spitz, September 2018." — 90 Points, Stephen Reinhardt, Wine Advocate #240 (Dec. 2018)
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  • Franz Hirtzberger Pluris Grauburgunder Smaragd 2017
    $47.00
    White wine. Wachau, Austria. Sustainable. 100% Riesling. "The 2017 Ried Pluris Grauburgunder Smaragd is dense, powerful and firmly structured Pinot Gris with vibrant acidity, lingering salinity and good grip and tension on the finish." — 93 Points, Stephen Reinhardt, Wine Advocate #240 (Dec. 2018)
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