RECOMMENDED FOOD & WINE PAIRING: “The premier wine from the Wachau is crafted by acclaimed Tony Bodenstein in the far reaches of Austria. This Smaragd is made of grapes picked a bit later yielding more mature flavors for a rich developed Riesling. The meaty oiliness of the pork belly along with mild sweetness of the corn bread and the crunchy jicama shines with a sip of this beauty. ‘This was a pairing I was fantasizing over,’ Arnold says about his prep. ‘It’s a classic.’ Although he was briefly thrown off by the blue cheese, the rich meaty Southern-inspired dish is a win-win with this wine.”
Prager - The Wall Street Journal
Grüner Veltliner Ried Achleiten Stockkultur Smaragd
The Prager name is one of the most famous in the right circles. The Achleiten Stockultur is a superb single-vineyard Gruner Veltliner that is one of greatest wines of the vintage - and perhaps of the whole Wachau region of Austria. Lush and full-bodied but with a decided mineral edge, it has years of life ahead. Recommended.