Prager Achleiten Stockkultur Smaragd Gruner Veltliner 2016 750ml
SKU: 21599

Prager Achleiten Stockkultur Smaragd Gruner Veltliner 2016

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Category Wine
Region Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau
Brand Prager
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
Prager's stylistic signature is that of aromatic complexity coupled with power and tension. High-density planting and long hang times ensure ripe fruit flavors and concentration, yet allowing leaves to shade the fruit lend vibrant aromatics of grasses, herbs, and wildflowers. Minerality is a constant feature of any Prager wine. With minimum alcohol of 12.5%, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd is a concentrated and full-bodied dry white wine. Its intensity of flavor and ripeness of fruit make it ideal with high-integrity ingredients such as seared white fish or sautéed spring vegetables. Grüner Veltliner is a classic accompaniment to Wiener Schnitzel.
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Riesling-like white peach and lime are joined by snap pea, honeydew melon and golden beets for a lusciously ripe yet brightly juicy, crunchy , intriguingly earthy performance on a silken palate. Incisively peppery, alkaline and shimmeringly stony impingements serve for stimulating and fascinating counterpoint on a vibrantly sustained finish strikingly transparent to cooling green herbal accents as well as bittersweet, iris-like inner-mouth perfume. -- David Schildknecht

December 2018
Wine Advocate
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From a vineyard planted in 1938, the 2016 Ried Achleiten Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Stockkultur has an intense citrus color and opens with a deep, dense and smoky bouquet of perfectly ripe and concentrated fruits that show a tropical touch along with flinty-mineral flavors of crushed crystalline rocks in the background. Full-bodied, lush and highly elegant on the palate, this is a rich, complex, salty, perfectly balanced and powerful but stimulatingly fresh and piquant Grüner Veltliner. The power of the 13.5% alcohol is well balanced. The finish, with tropical fruit aromas and a nice bitterness, is rich but also pure in its precision and delicate minerality. Tasted in July 2017.

August 31, 2017

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