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Austria

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Wine critics often praise the purity and quality of Austrian wines, especially their Rieslings, Gruner Veltliners, and dessert wines. A unique climate and geography creates optimum conditions for these styles, often compared to their counterparts in France and Germany. Marquis Wine Cellars carries the largest selection of Austrian wines in Canada. 

Loimer 2019 Langenloiser Gruner Veltliner 750ml

$37.30

Greenish yellow hue and pronounced tears. The nose is full of character with scents of yellow ap-ple and roasted courgettes and aubergines. Calm and dignified. On the palate are discreet notes of golden yellow fruit, marigolds, camomile and strawberries;...

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Loimer 2020 Kamptal Gruner Veltliner 750ml

$32.09

Fine aromas of pear, green apple and a hint of exotic fruits. The Loimer Kamptal Gruner Veltliner has great, lively acidity and has a refreshing light body. Persistent fruit concentration on the palate is full of zesty apple, ripe lime and spice, with...

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Heinrich 2017 St. Laurent 750ml

$40.78

First and foremost, it’s about aroma. Lingonberry, wild blackberry, blackthorn – yes the entire array of dark berried fruit merges together and yet each is still clearly recognizable. Earthy and smoky, its fragrance gains depth with notes of...

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Loimer 2014/2017 Riesling Steinmassl 1OWT 750ml

$69.48

[2014] Here is another instance where piquancy and pungency—in this instance suggestive of kumquat and lemon peel, black tea, alkali and walnut—are nicely buffered by high extract and ameliorated by alcoholic levity and ample citric juiciness...

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Heinrich 2016 Pannobile Organic Red 750ml

$56.43

Pannobile, a portmanteau of “Pannonian” and “nobility,” is an association of nine wineries in the northern Burgenland village of Gols. The group formed in 1994 to exchange ideas and raise the profile of the region’s wines...

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Loimer 2019 Langenloiser Riesling 750ml

$39.04

Golden yellow hue and thick tears. Discreet aromas yielding slices of dried apple and peach. An immensely powerful palate with bell-clear fruit, notes of lemon jelly and yellow apple and a light-ly creamy fruit texture. Typical varietal acidity; tight...

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Heinrich 2015 Weissburgunder Leithaberg 750ml

$56.43

From lime-sandstone and mica schist soils, the 2015 Leithaberg Weissburgunder opens precise and crystalline on the rather reductive but challenging nose. It is lush and juicy on the palate, where it displays a firm mineral but also tannic structure and...

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Loimer 2020 Riesling Kamptal 750ml

$32.96

Wonderfully crisp. Incredible weight and tension, even with 11.5% alcohol. Fresh apricot and citrus notes. Wonderful aromas of freshly picked apricots along with kiwi, meadow flowers and a whiff of mint. The palate yields sqeaky-clean fruit and even more...

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Tement 2013 Zweigelt "Selektion Sudsteiermark" 750ml

$38.17

The old vines of Zweigelt Selektion grow in our vineyards in Südsteiermark, mainly on clayey marl soil. After 5 years maturation in small oak barrels the wine presents very elegant with notes of red berries, cherry and plum. Very light with soft...

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Tement 2020 Sauvignon Blanc "Kalk & Kreide" 750ml

$39.04

The 2020 Sauvignon Blanc Kalk & Kreide is clear, precise and fresh on the nose, with bright fruit aromas and phenolic notes. Medium to light-bodied, this is a delicate, charmingly round and already accessible Sauvignon with a fine structure and...

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Wellanschitz 2019 Blaufrankisch 750ml

$34.69

Dark ruby garnet, opaque core, violet reflections, delicate brightening of the edges. Herbal-spicy, leafy black berry fruit, delicate of blueberries and liquorice. Juicy, cherry-like, elegant, fine tannins, good fruity sweetness in the finish, already...

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Alzinger Steinertal 2015 Smaragd Riesling 750ml

$78.17

Last tasted in June 2016 from tank (after it had spent some time in cask), this opens with a heady display of ripe white peach and muskmelon, but also suggestions of fresh lime that then return on the palate to convey an exhilarating sense of animation,...

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