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Gruner Veltliner Steinertal Smaragd, Weingut F.X. Pichler 2021

Subregion Austria
Grape VarietyGruner Veltliner

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Tasting Notes

Enveloping bouquet of a whole garden of herbs, with everything from basil to sage, as well as some floral notes. As sleek and elegant as it is concentrated, this shows what great finesse and vitality the grape is capable of. Stunning mineral freshness at the extremely long finish. Enormous aging potential. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, September 2022

From the coolest vineyard of the crus here and based on destemmed and macerated fruits, Pichler's 2021 Loibner GrĂ¼ner Veltliner Ried Steinertal was vinified in stainless steel, aged in large oak until July and bottled in August and offers a clear, refined and elegant, indeed coolish bouquet of bright fruits. Full-bodied and intense on the palate, this is a gentle, very fine and elegant Steinertal with a dense core and an almost velvety texture. The acidity is fine and perfectly interwoven and the tannins are remarkably delicate. The finish is long and intense and shows stimulating bitters, but against all trends, there is not phenolic grip, which is what we often find in the Danube Veltliners of the 2021 vintage, but fine and healthy grip. 13% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted at the domaine in September 2022.

Stephan Reinhardt, RobertParker.com, December 2022
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