Medium green-yellow. A broad array of aromas include ripe pear and juicy apple, white pepper, celery, tobacco and abundant smoky minerals. The intense mango and apple fruit elements saturate the sweet, creamy body, with integrated acidity providing definition and lift. The finish is dominated by smoky and salty minerals and lingers with superb persistence. This wine will continue to evolve gracefully and keep well until 2024.
Prager - International Wine Cellar
Grüner Veltliner Wachstum Bodenstein Smaragd
Medium yellow with green highlights. Intense yellow apple, honeydew melon and pineapple aromas mingle with grapefruit, redcurrant and freshly crushed green peppercorn. The powerful body is saturated with ripe, sweet mango along with an array of the other fruits shown on the nose. Vibrantly, impeccably integrated acidity highlights the fruit, and ripe apricot joins in on the long finish. Already offers superb drinking pleasure, and should continue to do so until 2024.
Medium green-yellow. Grapefruit, blood orange, wild mint and passion fruit comprise a fascinating and exotic nose. Similar flavors in the mouth are joined by smoky minerality, pineapple and peach. Racy acidity lends this intense riesling a marvelously succulent quality. The convincing finish goes on for several minutes.
On the soft side, with some residual sugar, this is initially a gentle Riesling. Slowly it reveals its minerality, which pushes into the juicy peach and apricot flavors and brings its own salt and flint texture. It is so elegant yet so powerful.
Prager - Wine Enthusiast
Riesling Wachstum Bodenstein Smaragd
A lovely wine. Ripe Riesling held under tension, its coiled white fruits creating the crispest citrus character. The wine is just settling out on a long development, its steely edge and intense acidity promising many years.