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Alzinger Ried Steinertal Smaragd Wachau Grüner Veltliner 

Alzinger Ried Steinertal Smaragd Wachau Grüner Veltliner 

Region: Wachau
Grape variety: Grüner Veltliner
Vineyard: Steinertal
Soil type: gneiss, mica schist, primary rock & loam
Wine-making: Spontaneously fermented in stainless steel. Elevage in steel with a small amount of neutral Austrian oak.

Ried Steinertal 

Steinertal  is an extremely complex location that offers optimal terrain for both Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. The situation turns a little to the southwest, so in the evening always gets some heat, which are relativized by air currents from the north accordingly. The ground thickness varies considerably, as does the temperature within the location. The foundation of the Grüner Veltliner lies in the lower and deeper terraces, although here too, despite a slightly creamier texture, vital acidity and profound minerality set the tone.

 

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

Press & Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
97
Date:
2021-03-01
Review:
A slight hint of crushed passionflower leaf hovers on the wine's otherwise rather clsoed nose. The palate then comes in with a concentration that points to utter richness, even though it is not fully fledged yet. There is yeasty roundness, stony depth and a wonderfully pithy, zesty texture that reveals more freshness and white pepper sprays with every swish. It needs bottle age. Drink 2025–2050.

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