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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 large, neutral, acacia barrels.

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

Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
94
Date:
2020-04-01

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
94
Date:
2020-5-27
Review:
“Slight reduction still mixes with the wonderfully fleshy notions of Mirabelle plum and ripe pear on the nose. The palate continues to portray almost boundless, generous juiciness. A touch of citrus zest and pith contains this fruitfulness and adds an edge of grapefruit spice and salty, pithy, slightly bitter yeast. The finish reverberates with warmth and spice. Drink 2030–2040.” ANNE KREBIEHL MW