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Josef Högl

White wine 2017 Wachau Ried Schön Grüner Veltliner Smaragd dry Alte Parzellen, Lower Austria/Niederösterreich, Austria

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 14.5%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: Steel
Registration number : #N10064/18

Wine Review Report :

wein.plus rating: Excellent (92 WP)
Last reviewed: 14 November, 2018
Editor note: Slightly tart, surprisingly cool nose, light vegetal and herbaceous notes, light yellow fruit, floral traces, prominent mineral notes. Ripe, very juicy, partly candied fruit on the palate, dried vegetal notes, hint of tobacco, touch of yellow spice, fairly lively acidity, good substance, persistence and grip, noticeable mineral notes in the background, huge body, noticeable, but fairly well integrated alcohol, has depth, floral traces, peppery notes in the background, very good firm, juicy, spicy, mineral finish.
Best to drink: Mid-2019-2028+

One of the eight specific wine growing areas in the Austrian province or generic wine growing area of Lower Austria. It is crossed by the Danube, on whose northern bank slopes many of the most terraced vineyards are located. The partly very steep vineyards are among the steepest vineyards in Austria. The narrow valley along the Danube is only 33 kilometres long, the wine growing area 15 kilometres long. The gate to the west is formed by the Benedictine monastery of Melk (since 1089), in the east it is bordered by the more than 1,000 year old city of Krems. In the 5th century,...

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