Riesling Ried Klaus Smaragd 2009

Smaragd is the term reserved for the dry, late harvest wines of the Wachau region, which must be above 12.5% alcohol through natural fermentation. Klaus is the cru site from which the grapes are sourced. The Klaus vineyard is considered noble, and has been for centuries, at it is separated from the hill by a road and shrine to St. Urban, the patron saint of wine.

Tasting Notes

A pure, powerful Riesling with white peach and lime aromas, creamy notes and spice on the finish.

Food Pairing

An elegant yet generous wine to pair with fish and white meat dishes.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Klaus vineyard
Vineyard size
4 acres
Soil composition
Gneiss, Mica Schist, and Silty-Loam
Elevation
858-957 feet
Vines/acre
3,000
Yield/acre
1.6 tons
Exposure
Southern / Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1953
Harvest time
November
First vintage of this wine
1955
Bottles produced of this wine
6,600
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Riesling
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
38 days
Fermentation temperature
63 °F
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
2 months
Length of aging before bottling
7 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.4 %
pH level
3.3
Residual sugar
5.5 g/L
Acidity
7.6 g/L
Dry extract
39.8 g/L

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