Tegernseerhof Riesling Loibenberg Smaragd Wachau Austria 2015

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100% Riesling. Lemon yellow color. Sophisticated aromas honey, honeycomb, green apple, pear, white peach, petroleum, and lemon-lime citrus. Lighter tones of marmalade, citrus zest, yellow peach, grapefruit. Extending to the palate ginger, candied apricot, beeswax, stone fruit jam, orange rind, almond-walnut. Dry wine, complex lingering flavors, with high integrated acidity combined holds the structure. This is a full bodied wine and, despite the age, it drinks young. Flavors slowly dissipate into a pleasant lengthy finish. 

Food Pairing: Turkey, zucchini blossom & preserved lemon risotto with ricotta & parmesan 
Roast chicken with harissa & preserved lemon


Loibenberg is the second monumental site in the eastern Wachau. The 25 hectares of vines on this mountain are exposed to a Pannonian climate that leaves its signature on the wines of these vineyards. Despite this, the warmth is moderated by vast differences in altitude. 200 vertical meters separate the Danube and the border of the forest at 420 meters. The steep terraces of Gfoehler gneiss and loess combine with the climate  for a large versatility in wine styles.  Loibenberg faces directly south and marks the entrance to the Wachau Gorge. Fuller bodied Smaragd wines are generally sourced from the lower terraces and are harvested slightly early than much of the rest of the Wachau. Primary rock with loess deposits comprises the vineyard soil. 

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