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Wachau Riesling Smaragd Achleiten

Wachau Riesling Smaragd Achleiten

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Grape Varietal: Grüner Veltliner

Country & Region: Austria | Wachau

Alcohol Level (%): 12

Bottle Size: 750ml

Riesling of single vineyard Achleiten is characterized by reduced yields due to the shallow topsoil. It is very aromatic, juicy stone fruit aromas, such as apricot and a touch of vineyard peach. The gneiss soil of the Achleiten leads to a classy firm acidity. Charming in its youth, after 3-5 years at the first peak, the Riesling can mature for 15 years or more.


Decanter 93: The Riesling fruit comes through strongly, with intense citrus aromas, and an assertive attack that's very dry. It's not a fleshy style, but it has extract and minerality. It's not very expressive now, so needs time. There's tension and persistence but at present it's austere.


WA 96: The citrus-golden colored 2019 Ried Achleiten Riesling Smaragd offers a gorgeously concentrated and defined bouquet of perfectly ripe, just juicy peaches and crushed dark stones whose enormous smokiness reminds me of dark volcanic rocks. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, with enormously piquant fruit and thrilling tension, this is a great, always pure, tight and also refined Achleiten with a long, intense and juicy as well as salty-piquant finish with fine tannins. Challenging and a great vin de terroir. 13.5% alcohol. Tasted at the domaine in June 2021.

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