Alzinger Ried Steinertal Smaragd Wachau Riesling
Grape variety: Riesling
Soil type: gneiss, mica schist, primary rock & loam
Wine-making: Spontaneously fermented in stainless steel. Elevage in Acacia.
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.
Press & Reviews
“Pure and elegant, featuring a pronounced mix of stone and orchard fruit, accented by elderflower, pine, durian and wet stone notes. Medium-bodied and elegant, with minerally grip adding to the structure and complexity. Saffron notes linger on the long, mouthwatering finish" AZ
“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