AT-ALZ-26-18

Alzinger Ried Steinertal Smaragd Wachau Riesling

Region: Wachau
Grape variety: Riesling
Vineyard: Steinertal
Soil type: gneiss, mica schist, primary rock & loam
Wine-making: Spontaneously fermented in stainless steel. Elevage in Acacia.

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 Riesling is rooted in the highest and barren plots and is a reflection of the natural conditions.

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
Austria
Region:
Wachau
Appellation:
Wachau
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
94
Date:
2020-04-01

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
95
Date:
2020-05-20
Review:
“A flinty whiff of reduction appears first, then a notion of passion fruit, but the flavors home in on ripe tangerine and Meyer lemon. These aromatic citrus notions swirl on the palate, offering up hints of juicy peach here and riper tangerine there. All of this exuberance is anchored in a stony and slender but solid core. The mild freshness carries all to a lingering, dry finish. Drink 2025–2045.” ANNE KREBIEHL MW

James Suckling

Score:
94
Date:
2019-12-19