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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:
2018
Country:
Austria
Region:
Wachau
Appellation:
Wachau
Variety:
Gruner Veltliner
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
93
Date:
2020-04-01

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
95
Date:
2020-5-27
Review:
“A whiff of passion fruit lends a tropical overtone to the full-on ripeness on the nose. The palate continues with this swishing, generous juiciness that showcases Mirabelle plum and ripe pear. Structural elements of bitter pith, salty yeast and tingling zest complete the picture of a most concentrated, energetic and driven wine that resonates with life and flavor. This is warm and powerful but beautifully streamlined.” ANNE KREBIEHL MW