2021 Weingut Leo Alzinger Loibner Steinertal Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Wachau, Austria
Grape: Grüner Veltliner
Soil Type: Gneiss, mica schist, primary rock & loam
Fermentation & Élevage: Spontaneously fermented in stainless steel. Élevage in steel with a small amount of neutral Austrian oak.
Steinertal is an extremely complex location that offers optimal terrain for both Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. The situation turns a little to the southwest, so in the evening always gets some heat, which are relativized by air currents from the north accordingly. The ground thickness varies considerably, as does the temperature within the location. The foundation of the Grüner Veltliner lies in the lower and deeper terraces, although here too, despite a slightly creamier texture, vital acidity and profound minerality set the tone.
- Country Austria
- Region Niederösterreich
- Appellation Wachau
- Style White Wine
- Producer Leo Alzinger
- Farming Practices Organic
- Grapes Gruner Veltliner
- Food Pairings Fresh Seafood, Crunchy Greens, Fried Food, Aperitif
- Characteristics Icon, Zippy, Bright and Fresh