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  • Country ranking ?

    25
  • Producer ranking ?

    8
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    now to 2040
  • Food Pairing

    Thai curry chicken with jasmin rice and finger lime

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The Story

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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Wine Information

In 2015 it was a very late harvest, after the autumn rains. The grapes had high portion of botrytis.

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Tasting note

color

Medium, Yellow and Bright

ending

Medium, Extensive and Pure

flavors

Licorice, Vanilla, Apricot, Mineral, Truffles and Steely

nose

Youthful, Complex, Fresh and Opulent

taste

Balanced, Concentrated, Well-structured, Medium-bodied, Harmonious, Focused, Vigor and Silky tannins

Verdict

Transparent and Well made

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle, in an perfect condition and has by the neck level. Colour is yellow, and looking bright and medium. On the nose it is intense, youthful, complex, opulent and fresh. The taste is harmonious, focused, vigor, ripe, fruity, with silky tannins, medium-bodied, with well-structured, good texture, concentrated and balanced structure. On the palate it is layered and has mineral, truffles, steely, tropical fruits, vanilla, licorice and apricot flavours. The finish is medium long, extensive, flavorful and pure. This wine is transparent, fine and excellent. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 20-30 years and decant at least 1h before tasting. Good value for money.
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  • 95p

Medium-intense, yellow colour. Concentrated, intense and floral nose with honeyed notes and touch of herbs. Dry, broad, mouthfiilling palate is powerful and rich. Long oily and spicy finish with floral tones and refreshing touch of grapefruit. Expressive wine with intensity and sophistication. Drinks perfectly now but will keep and evolve easily 20 to 30 years. Serves perfectly with duck liver mousse, finger lime and mushroom broth.

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Information

Origin

Unter-Loiben, Wachau

Glass time

2h

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 “Schütt” Smaragd

Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese

Riesling ‘Vinothekfullung’ Smaragd

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Grüner Veltliner Vinothekfüllung Smaragd 2015,
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