Friday, January 29, 2010
Yesterday, 67 Wine and Spirits was lucky enough to host two very talented winemakers from Vienna, Austria: Michael Martin and Gerhard Lobner. These two gentleman are amazingly talented winemakers working on two projects each, and creating great wines for both! Michael is making great wines under the Martinshof label, and also makes wine for the Heuriger 'Zum Martin Sepp'. A heuriger is the name for wine bars in Vienna, and these are great easy drinking wines that they serve in the bar (named for Michael's grandfather!) We tasted the Gruner in this line, but they make a lovely Zweigelt in this series as well. We also tasted several of the higher end Martinshof wines- including this amazing Pinot Noir.Here are some photos:
Next we tasted a bunch of wines from Mayer am Pfarrplatz and Rotes Haus. These are both made by Gerhard Lobner. The Mayer am Pfarrplatz Riesling is crisp, dry, and really elegant. The wines from the Rotes Haus (which has a little house in the middle of the vineyards) were great- the Gemischter Satz Nussberg Reserve is a classic beautiful field blend from the only wine style to win an award from the slow foods movement for tradition and sustainability in wine making! Gerhard also makes a great sweet wine called Rotes Haus Traminer that we stock in half bottles- great sweet wine that we often pair with fruit tarts, or fois gras.