2016 Rudi Pichler Gruner Veltliner Terrassen Smaragd Austria

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About the Winery

Rudi Pichler is among the elite growers of the Wachau producing wines of precision, power, and longevity. The cellar is based in the village of Wösendorf where generations of Pichlers have tended vines since 1731. Rudolph Pichler, III took over the winery in 1997 and has since expanded the vineyards and constructed a modern cellar in 2004. Grüner Veltliner and Riesling make up 95% of the production with the remaining 5% shared between Weißburgunder and Roter Veltliner. Rudi Pichler belongs to the prestigious Vinea Wachau and vinifies under the strict parameters of their codex. He was awarded Falstaff’s Vintner of the Year in 2010. 


The white salt and dried white peach is very exciting here. Medium to full body, bright acidity and a fruity finish. Bone dry. Drink now. ~92JS
Artichoke, asparagus and green bean are mingled with peppery green olive on the nose and the firm but juicy and glycerol-rich palate. This finishes with a welcome (and, for a Rudi Pichler Smaragd, surprising) sense of lift, not to mention invigoration, enticing salinity and impressive persistence.. ~91VM

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