Prager, Riesling Smaragd Wachstum Bodenstein, 2017


Planted in 1990, this was Dr. Bodenstein's first exploration into the biotypes of Riesling vines. He collected 25 different cuttings from around the world and planted them at 1,500 feet, atop the Ried Hinter Seiber vineyard. A 2007 shared among a fellow Austrian wine lover last year was my wine of the year.

Wow, intense fire-hose-power, mineral water, white floral orange blossom, peach rings, the finish goes on several minutes, a touch of tertiary already coming through, slight mushroom, toast, toffee, kernel, sweet almond, pear, white pineapple, licorice, stony, but lots of acid to go the distance.

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  • Style

    Aromatic , Elegant , Minerally

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  • Body

    Medium Bodied