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2012 Rudi Pichler Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Terrassen
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July 2013

Rich bouquet features apricot, cantaloupe, lemon thyme and chamomile, along with a touch of white pepper. Full-bodied but with subtle lemony acidity providing a refreshing structure and highlighting the wine's melon flavor. The intense finish exhibits sweet green mango and crushed stone notes.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Austria

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

Finding Gruner Veltliner, a wine known for its spicy minerality and firm acidity, used to be a real challenge in the United States. But even though Austrians still keep the bulk of the wine that they produce for themselves, Gruner Veltliner, the most distinctive and widely grown grape in Austria, is rapidly gaining popularity elsewhere thanks to its food-friendliness and...
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