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  • Country ranking ?

    37
  • Producer ranking ?

    15
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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Since 1988 they produce nearly every year a Vinothekfüllung of Grüner Veltliner, which has been accompanied by a Riesling since 2000. Both of the Vinothekfüllungen could be defined as dry Auslesen but sweet Auslesen and Prädikatswein also count among the Knolls’ repertoire, and one should certainly sample these essences. 

Annual production: 500 cases

Vinothekfüllung bottling combines selected fruit from their Kreutles, Loibenberg, and Kellerberg plantings of Grüner Veltliner, resulting in a particularly intense, earthy expression of Austria’s favorite grape.

The flagship grape of Austria, Grüner Veltliner is a natural cross of Traminer and St. Georgen. Grüner accounts for almost 30% of all grapes planted with around 13,500 hectares under vine in the country. The Austrian native has become an international sensation amongst sommeliers worldwide as the perfect food wine due to its high acidity. In Austria it is prized for the easy drinking wine it produces but can also wow the palate with complexity in the right winemaker’s hands.

 

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(14.5% alcohol; aged in a new 40-hectoliter cask) Medium green-yellow. Hazelnut, sponge cake, tobacco and peach on the nose. Highly concentrated and tightly knit, with a firm acid structure. Juicy apricot and nougat flavors in the mouth and on the palate-saturating, extremely long back end. Offers extraordinary potential for further development. Drink from 2009 through 2018.

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Origin

Unter-Loiben, Wachau

Other wines from this producer

Grüner Veltliner Auslese

Grüner Veltliner “Kreutles” Smaragd

Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Loibenberg

Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Schutt

Kreutles Gruner Veltliner Smaragd

Loibner Riesling Federspiel

Loibner Riesling ‘Vinothekfullung’ Smaragd

Pfaffenberg Riesling Selection

Riesling “Kellerberg” Smaragd

Riesling "Loibenberg" Smaragd

Riesling “Schütt” Smaragd

Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese

Riesling ‘Vinothekfullung’ Smaragd

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