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Alzinger Ried Loibenberg Smaragd Wachau Riesling

Alzinger Ried Loibenberg Smaragd Wachau Riesling

Region: Wachau
Grape variety: Riesling
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. 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:
Riesling
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
98
Date:
2020-11-18
Review:
Crushed lemon leaf and a heady hint of conifer peek through on the shy but nonetheless rather citric nose. The palate with its cut and concentration leaves you in no doubt about its absolute steeliness, its inherent drive, its uncompromising but ripe freshness. That lovely conifer and lemon notion still plays aromatically around the edges, making this heady and lifted. A profound core of stone lends eternal energy. Drink 2025–2050.