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Grüner Veltliner Dürnsteiner Smaragd 2018

Grüner Veltliner Dürnsteiner Smaragd 2018

Qwt Wachau, F.X. Pichler, 750 ml

750 ml
Selection Baur au Lac Vins40
Grape variety: Grüner Veltliner
Producer: F.X. Pichler
Origin: Österreich / Niederösterreich / Wachau
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Article nr. 15056718
Grape variety: Grüner Veltliner
Producer: F.X. Pichler
Origin: Österreich / Niederösterreich / Wachau

Description

Pale golden yellow. Intense nose of apricot and white peach. Flavours of white flowers and camomile on palate. The wine has a lively structure of freshness and elegance followed by a tight, peppery finish.

Attributes

Origin: Österreich / Niederösterreich / Wachau
Site / vineyard: Kellerberg, Loibnerberg, Steinertal
Grape variety: Grüner Veltliner
Label: Vegan
Ripening potential: 3 to 10 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Food pairing suggestion: Fresh water fish with cream sauce, Fish terrine, Risotto ai frutti di mare, Risotto with ceps
Vinification: fermentation in steel tank
Harvest: in several rounds (tries), hand-picking with simultaneous grape sel
Maturation: partly in steel tank, partly in wooden barrel/foudre
Bottling: no filtration
Volume: 13.0 %
Note: Contains sulphites
Grape variety

Grüner Veltliner

From Austria to the world

With the Grüner Veltliner, the Austrians have conquered the world. In New York bars today, people order "a glass of Gruner" as nonchalantly as if they have never drunk anything else. Despite its name, it has nothing to do with the northern Italian region of Valtellina (Veltlin in German). It is a natural cross between Traminer and a grape Methuselah with a unique DNA profile, found in Sankt Georgen in the Leitha Mountains. As far as is known, this is the only stock of its kind. Grüner Veltliner demonstrates exceptional versatility. It yields fresh, lively whites with the typical “pfefferl” – a spicy, piquant note – as well as dense, mineral top wines. Sparkling and sweet wines are also pressed from them. In total, it occupies almost two-thirds of Austrian vineyards. It achieves its best along the Danube, around the Kamp Valley, in Kremstal or in the Wachau.

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Gruener Veltliner
Subregion

Wachau

Wachau: white crus of world renown

The Wachau is literally a spectacle for all the senses. The river landscape is extraordinarily beautiful, and its terraced vineyards were added to the inventory of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2000. The wines, too, are spectacularly good. Grüner Veltliner and Riesling are in friendly competition for being the most high-quality white wines in Austria. In their own way, each variety yields unique crus that combine power and finesse in playful lightness.

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Wachau S
Region

Niederösterreich

Lower Austria: crus near and far from the Danube

Austria's largest state is also its largest wine region. 46,000 hectares are planted with vines in Lower Austria. It is a heterogenic wine region, consisting of eight wine growing areas. While white varieties like Grüner Veltliner and Riesling dominate in the areas north and west of Vienna, red varieties set the tone in the south and in the southeast (Thermenregion and Carnuntum). The internationally famous white crus from Grüner Veltliner and Riesling develop in the picturesque Wachau and Kamptal.

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Niederoesterreich S
Country

Austria

Austria – Sumptuous culture, accessible to all

Austria is characterized by unbelievable topographical diversity. A flat steppe in the east, forests and hills in the Alpine regions, wetlands and Mediterranean landscapes in the south. This in addition to a rich tradition and even greater love. It’s no surprise that the Romans found joy on this patch of Earth and cultivated wine growing. Austrian wine is not abundant, but it is high quality.

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Wachau Weisenkirchen
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Rating
Parker 90 Points

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