Alzinger Gruner Veltliner Ried Loibenberg Smaragd 2019
|Region||Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau|
A touch of savory yeast slowly emerges on the closed nose. The taut but concentrated palate then adds its yeasty, salty, crushed dandelion flavors to the picture. This is bright and fresh, wonderfully tight and concentrated, just waiting to unfold layer upon layer of salty umami pleasure. Slender, tight and full of promise, it ends on a flash of citrus. Drink 2025-2050.
From the two highest parcels of the cru and on amphibolite and cultivated on mica schist, the 2019 Ried Liebenberg Dürnstein Grüner Veltliner Smaragd offers a clear, deep, fresh, intense and stony, very elegant and flinty bouquet with refreshing lemon oil aromas. Lush and round as well as refined and piquant, this is a full-bodied but vibrantly fresh Liebenberg with generously rich and concentrated ripe fruit that leads to a lot of power with good, phenolic grip and fine cucumber bitters. Still a baby, this Liebenberg should be impressive in 5-10 years from now. 13.7% alcohol. Tasted at the domain in June 2021.
Offers some high-toned elderflower, beeswax and tropical fruit aromas, along with grapefruit and legume flavors. Intense and complex on an elegant frame, with a bracingly long finish. Drink now through 2028. 1,000 cases made, 150 cases imported.