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Alzinger Ried Loibenberg Smaragd Wachau Grüner Veltliner 

Alzinger Ried Loibenberg Smaragd Wachau Grüner Veltliner 

Region: Wachau
Grape variety: Grüner Veltliner
Vineyard: Loibenberg
Soil type: barren primary rock with shallow soils
Wine-making: Spontaneously fermented in stainless steel. Elevage in steel with a small amount of neutral Austrian oak.

Ried Loibenberg

The south-facing terraces of the Loibenberg store sun all day long and are considered the warmest in the Wachau.  Between the first terraces at the foot of the slope and the last ones on the summit there are a good 200 meters in altitude. In addition, many vineyards are located in the shade of protective forests. In addition, ditches open to the north, the air of which allows the climate to cool down noticeably, especially at night. Grüner Veltliner is mainly based on loess, which shows a slightly warmer and creamier texture, the Riesling is rooted in barren and shallow soils that promote a tighter style.

Reflection of its terroir; concentrated and yet elegant at the same time; complex aroma profile – mostly with tropical nuances; velvety, juicy on the palate, yet gripping and lively.

Producer:
Vintage:
2019
Country:
Austria
Region:
Wachau
Appellation:
Wachau
Variety:
Gruner Veltliner
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
98
Date:
2021-03-01
Review:
A touch of savory yeast slowly emerges on the closed nose. The taut but concentrated palate then adds its yeasty, salty, crushed dandelion flavors to the picture. This is bright and fresh, wonderfully tight and concentrated, just waiting to unfold layer upon layer of salty umami pleasure. Slender, tight and full of promise, it ends on a flash of citrus. Drink 2025–2050.