Grüner Veltliner Ried Achleiten Stockkultur Smaragd 2009

These may well be the oldest vines in existence in the Wachau, planted in 1938. The Bodensteins acquired this vineyard and released their first wine from here in 2005. Single stalk trained, “Stockkultur”, in the old style, because these terraces are uneven and would never allow for a wire trained system anyway. Maintaining and repairing these old stake trained vines is a labor of love. In this wine are the complex aromas and deep savory characteristics only found in vines decades old planted to these infertile soils.

Tasting Notes

This complex Gruner Veltliner shows overt tones of dried apricot, lychee, and lemon zest over notes of peppery spice. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with a firm acid backbone.

Food Pairing

Pair with arancini, chicken with rosemary and thyme, or granular cheese, like aged Asiago.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Achleiten Stockkultur vineyard
Vineyard size
1 acres
Soil composition
Rocky and Silty-Loam
Training method
Bush
Elevation
890-960 feet
Vines/acre
5,800
Yield/acre
1.4 tons
Exposure
Southern / Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1937
Harvest time
November
First vintage of this wine
1999
Bottles produced of this wine
1,600
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Grüner Veltliner
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
34 days
Fermentation temperature
64 °F
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
2 months
Length of aging before bottling
8 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.3
Residual sugar
4.2 g/L
Acidity
6.9 g/L
Dry extract
32 g/L

Other wines you may like from

Prager

Grüner Veltliner Ried Achleiten Smaragd

Grüner Veltliner

View Details

Grüner Veltliner Ried Hinter der Burg Federspiel

Grüner Veltliner

View Details

Grüner Veltliner Ried Zwerithaler Kammergut Smaragd

Grüner Veltliner

View Details

Grüner Veltliner Wachstum Bodenstein Smaragd

Grüner Veltliner

View Details

Riesling Ried Achleiten Smaragd

Riesling & Riesling-based Blends

View Details

Riesling Ried Klaus Smaragd

Riesling & Riesling-based Blends

View Details

Riesling Ried Steinriegl Federspiel

Riesling & Riesling-based Blends

View Details

Riesling Ried Steinriegl Smaragd

Riesling & Riesling-based Blends

View Details

Riesling Wachstum Bodenstein Smaragd

Riesling & Riesling-based Blends

View Details