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2009 Rudi Pichler Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Hochrain Kollmutz Reserve
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2009 Rudi Pichler Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Hochrain Kollmutz Reserve

Producer: Rudi Pichler
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Gruner Veltliner
Origin: Austria
Region: Austria

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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - April 2011

Medium green-yellow. Aromas of quince jelly, dried apricot, chamomile, tobacco and pepper comprise a seductive bouquet. Abundant, very ripe fruit is kept in shape by a racy acid framework. Wet slate, spicy pipe tobacco and quince saturate the palate and linger for minutes on the aftertaste. Drink to 2024.

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Austrian wine has rapidly gained in international stature in the past decade, mostly on the strength of Austria's dry white wines produced within a 20-mile radius of the small city of Krems on the Danube, less than 50 miles west of Vienna. The steep, terraced, riverside vineyards of the Wachau, immediately west of Krems, as well as geologically diverse sites on the edges of the city and to the north in the Kamptal, yield...
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Gruner Veltliner

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