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White wine 2017 Wachau Ried Kirchweg Riesling Smaragd® dry, Lower Austria/Niederösterreich, Austria

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Price: 24.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: stainless steel
Variety: Riesling
Registration number: #LN08136/18

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: excellent (90 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 15 December, 2018
Best to drink: Mid-2019-2023+ What our ratings mean
Editor note: Nose still undeveloped, and slightly muted, light earthy and nutty notes, restrained yellow fruit, delicate floral, mineral and herbaceous notes. Firm, tart, juicy fruit on the palate, prominent vegetal and herbaceous notes, light floral notes, hint of black berries, lively acidity, some grip, persistent, fairly light mineral notes, full-bodied, creamy, slightly noticeable warm alcohol, hint of juniper, some bite on a very good, ripe, juicy, expressive finish.

The federal state of Lower Austria with its capital St. Pölten is located in the east of Austria. With an area of around 19,200 km², it is the largest federal state. It surrounds the Austrian federal capital Wien, borders the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia to the north-east, Burgenland to the south-east, Styria to the south and Upper Austria to the west.

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