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Cave de La Cote - Leo Alzinger

Cave de La Cote - Leo Alzinger

Leo Alzinger is based in Unterloiben and is without doubt one of the true Wachau superstars.

This fine estate makes superlative single vineyard wines from premium mountain sites including Loibenberg, Steinertal, Hollerin and Liebenberg, with soil types including sandy loam and eroded primary rock.

The estate totals about 8 hectares and production is very small at just 5000 cases per year. Grape varieties are 55% Grüner Veltliner, 40% Riesling - there used to be Chardonnay but it is gone, we have some of the last worldwide and it is truly magical.

There are in fact two Leo Alzingers, Father and son, with Leo Junior having joined his Father in 2000 is now in charge. The third generation has a few years to go yet...

Whatever the generation, Leo Alzinger's wines are simply awesome. They are right up there with the very best the Wachau has to offer and deserve every bit of attention they get. The superstar status is well deserved, yet this remains a small family business embodying individuality and an unceasing quest for quality.

A mature Alzinger wine is a joy to imbibe, if somewhat hard to come by. Alzinger's wines are bottled quite late by Wachau standards, often in June or July, while the Wachau rules permit earlier release of Smaragd wines to the market on 1 May.

Created in 1929 by some of La Côte's winegrowers Uvavins - Cave de La Côte is a co-operative producing more than 200 different vintages representing the different towns and terroirs of the region including Clos, Châteaux (castles), Domaines (estates), all with well-marked tastes and characters.

The wines are of superb quality and the team is ambitious to continue to create wines of international calibre as shown by the number of medals they win.

In 1929, eighty-five winegrowers from Morges and the surrounding region decided to get together to establish the Cave des Viticulteurs de Morges, which immediately equipped itself with many wine presses and vats for the storage of harvests and started to commercialise them.

Then, from 1974 onwards the Cave des Viticulteurs de Morges adopted the current name of Uvavins - Cave de La Côte.

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OUR WINES ARE CHOSEN PERSONALLY ONE BY ONE.

  • Each wine will bring something distinctive to your table.
  • Even the rarities are chosen for your drinking pleasure first.
  • From the winemakers they love most back in their home country.
  • You should feel safe discovering our wines so we guarantee them (see FAQs).
  • No constraint: No minimum order. Buy just what you want, whether a single bottle or thirty
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