Gruner Veltliner M. Smaragd 2018 Pichler

€ 64,95 (ex Vat)
78,59 (in Vat)
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Classification Cru Classe
Type White
Brand Pichler
Vintage 2018
Country Austria
Region Wachau
Grape Gruner Veltliner
Volume 0,75
Condition Perfect
Label Perfect
Stock 10

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Parker (95)

From the latest harvest pass and the oldest vines, though no botrytis yet highly ripe and overripe grapes, the 2018 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd M is very concentrated and intense but clear and elegant on the slightly flinty nose. Sourced in the Kellerberg, Loibenberg Liebenberg and the terraced western part of the Kollmütz, this is a lush and rich, very intense yet elegant Veltliner with lots of power but also remarkable finesse and lingering salinity on the finish. Drinking this wine young is ridiculous and a waste of its talents and potential greatness. Although I don't know where the wine going from here I suppose it will develop very well over the next 10 years. The 2018, unlike the other Smaragd vines, was destemmed, macerated for up to 24 hours and 50% fermented in large (25 hectoliter) oak vats, and the lees were stirred once per month. Bottled in August 2019 and tasted at the domain in September.

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