2021 Weingut Leo Alzinger Loibenberg Riesling Smaragd Wachau, Austria
Grape variety: Riesling
Soil type: Amphibolites, mica schists & loam
Wine-making: Spontaneously fermented in stainless steel. Elevage in steel with a small amount of neutral Austrian oak.
Located on the Danube Bend between Dürnstein and Weissenkirchen, noticeably air masses come in from the northwest to cool the vineyard. Amphibolites and mica schists replace gneiss as the dominant source rock. In the upper part of the Liebenberg, where these vines are located, the wine presents a tight and compact structures.
Classic Riesling – lots of excitement and pressure; close-knit profile, in whose corset mostly stone fruit and citrus aromas set the tone; cool, animating and durable.
- Country Austria
- Region Niederösterreich
- Appellation Wachau
- Style White Wine
- Producer Leo Alzinger
- Farming Practices Organic
- Grapes Riesling
- Food Pairings Roast White Meats, Fresh Seafood, White Sauce, Crunchy Greens, Fried Food, Aperitif
- Characteristics Icon, Dressed to Impress, Aromatic, Zippy, Big Power