“From a high-yielding vintage, the 2008 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Wachstum Bodenstein offers a less-concentrated but coolish, pure and spicy, pretty flinty, leafy and aromatic but not generous or deep and complex bouquet—a result of the higher yields? On the palate, this is an aromatic, lean and elegant, rather herbal and coolish Veltliner with remarkable finesse and elegance. This is a salty, fresh and aromatic classic from a cooler vintage, and it will age for decades but become more and more austere. Cold climate at its best. The good old times. Tasted in Weissenkirchen/Wachau in September 2019.”
Prager is one of Austria's leading lights. Currently at the helm is Franz Prager, the family's fifth generation winemaker. With fruit from a vineyard previously planted with Gruner Veltliner, this is a generous, youthful wine, blessed with honey, lime marmalade notes, a rich, ripe mineral palate and a very long length.