Alzinger Ried Steinertal Gruner Veltliner Smaragd 2018 (Wachau, Austria) - [WA 94] [JS 93] [WE 93]

Alzinger Ried Steinertal Gruner Veltliner Smaragd 2018
(Wachau, Austria) - [WA 94] [JS 93] [WE 93]

Regular price $80.00 Sale price $67.97 Save $12.03

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About the Winery:
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 foundation of the Grüner Veltliner lies in the lower and deeper terraces, although here too, despite a slightly creamier texture, vital acidity and profound minerality set the tone.

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Slight reduction still mixes with the wonderfully fleshy notions of Mirabelle plum and ripe pear on the nose. The palate continues to portray almost boundless, generous juiciness. A touch of citrus zest and pith contains this fruitfulness and adds an edge of grapefruit spice and salty, pithy, slightly bitter yeast. The finish reverberates with warmth and spice. Drink 2030–2040." - Anne Krebiehl, MW (April 2020)

93 Points - James Suckling:
"Ripe and sweetly fragrant aromas of white peaches and melon. The palate is rich and fleshy, very textural, ripe and soft. Drink now." (December 19th, 2019)

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"From the central, loess-dominated part of the famous cru, Alzinger's 2018 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Ried Loibenberg opens with a very delicate and elegant bouquet of ripe fruits intermixed with a very fine and crystalline flint stone note. Ripe, intense and juicy on the palate, this is a more charming, lush and accessible Veltliner compared to the Liebenberg, but the finish has the same vitality, mineral freshness and tension. The Loibenberg GV is just warmer and more charming in its remarkably elegant character. Tasted at the domain in September 2019." - Stephan Reinhardt (March 2020)