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Prager Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Achleiten 2013

Prager Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Achleiten 750ml 2013     
Sku: 20314

 Wine Advocate 93 points
From Weissenkirchen’s most famous vineyard, the 2013 Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Achleiten opens stunningly clear, fresh and aromatic on the nose, displaying ripe and well-concentrated Veltliner aromas. Rich, juicy and full-bodied on the palate, this elegant and well-balanced Gruner is both fruit and terroir-driven, but still less iridescent than the Wachstum Bodenstein. The finish is still somewhat closed and displays greenish apple aromas, but indicates a great aging potential. I would store this wine for 3-5 years.

Wine maker notes
Toni Bodenstein describes the grapes from the grand-cru-like Achleiten vineyard as coming from “destroyed soil.” So prized has this walled vineyard been over the years that it has been worked down by man and by nature to a point where the coverage of soil is only 40 cm in some parts. The loess soils just barely cover the granitic rocks underneath and yield grapes with great minerality. The long growing season of this southeast-facing vineyard allows the grapes here to attain a level of richness and complexity not often found in cool climate wines. The resulting wines are a stunning mix of finesse and structure.

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Regional Varietals:
Gruner Veltliner
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Regional Wineries:
Johanneshof Reinisch
Leo Hillinger
Country: Austria
Region: Weinland
Sub-Region: Niederosterreich
Appellation: Wachau
Grape Varietal: Gruner Veltliner
Type: Still wine
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