CellarHand Newsletter August 2019

Winter’s days are well and truly numbered, and we hope that this month’s newsletter can cast an inner glow on your soul as spring begins its advance. It’s an import-dominated month, with Mornington Peninsula champion Paul Scorpo hogging the domestic limelight. And why not? This quiet achiever has got the entire range – with has praiseworthy depth, breadth and brilliance – absolutely purring. We’re also celebrating our position as Paul’s new distributor in NSW and ACT this month.
In foreign affairs, it’s Austria making the news in August. Andreas Wickhoff MW of Bründlmayer is about to pay us a visit to coincide with our latest shipment from the Kamptal, while Ingrid Groiss has a new-vintage of her Hasenhaide rosé and Sauberg Grüner hitting these shores. From Burgenland, we have a heap of cool new stuff from Gerhard and Brigitte Pittnauer, including the addition-free suite of Pitt Nat, Mash Pitt and Perfect Day. Everything at the estate is certified biodynamic, lo-fi and spectacular, so there’s lots to check out there. And Pittnauer’s near neighbour Hannes of Rosi Schuster has a new-vintage white blend arriving alongside his varietal Rotburger, Blaufränkisch and Sankt Laurent wines.
And last but not least, from Germany we’re shining a light on the 2017s from that wizard of the Nahe, Dönnhoff.
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