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Gruner Veltliner Steinertal Smaragd, Weingut F.X. Pichler 2014

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RegionAustria
SubregionAustria
ColourWhite
TypeStill
Grape VarietyGruner Veltliner

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Austria2014Gruner Veltliner Steinertal Smaragd, Weingut F.X. PichlerBT1 \ 012360.001293 DS124093.0093.00Gruner Veltliner Steinertal Smaragd, Pichler, F. X.0.7530
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Tasting Notes

A strikingly and—for this cépage—unusually citric nose and palate encompass kumquat and pineapple for a piquant and tangy yet tropical, lusciously ripe impression; nor does this wine want in the least for palpable density. And all of this has been achieved at a modest 12.7% alcohol, lending a remarkable sense of lift. The finish here is clear and ringing, introducing site-typical pepper and tobacco while offering crystalline stoniness, floral perfume and green herbal essences. “It’s the lightest Grüner Veltliner Smaragd I have ever bottled,” notes Lucas Pichler, and I’m confident we’d have to go well back in estate history to find a lower-alcohol exemplar rendered by his father. Bottled in early August, this spent May and June in cask, but was otherwise in tank.

93
David Schildknecht, vinous.com, February 2016
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