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Chardonnay Smaragd

Dazzling Chardonnay

Tiny parcels of Chardonnay creating a wonderful wine. Ageing has only improved the delicacy and complexity of the wine.


Producer

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Source
Austria
White

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2007
SKU
4300062
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
12.5 %
Stock
10
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Austria
Colour
White
Region
Wachau
Wine features
Mature, Unoaked, Slow Wine
Variety
Chardonnay
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Wine features
Mature, Unoaked, Slow Wine

More about this wine

How to serve it
Serve 10-12°C on its own or with freshwater fish dishes, chicken or pork.

Leo Alzinger's only foray into grapes other than Grüner Veltliner and Riesling is this Chardonnay which is no longer produced.

They grapes are harvested at the start of November, then gently pressed with all movement being under gravity. Fermentation is in stainless steel.

Serve 10-12°C on its own or with freshwater fish dishes, chicken or pork.

Tasted on 2 March 2017. Absolutely delicious. What Alzinger does with Chardonnay is amazing. This is a wine that brings back so much familiarity but also so much difference. You know what the grape is but it is so hard to place as this is refined and elegant and brings out flavour characteristics that most other Chardonnays do not. Even once you realise what the grape is it continues to delight. The minerality is exquisite and may be the reason that Alzinger has replaced the Chardonnay vines with the more profitable Riesling and Grüner Veltliner vines so that they can take on the qualities of the terroir.

Once this is sold there is no more to be had, so grab it while you can.



Tasting Notes

A wine with a precise mineral and fruit nose, powerfully complex fruit and very good length.

About this vintage

Vintage
2009
SKU
4300082
Composition
Chardonnay 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
14 %
Stock
18
Last tasted
March 2 2017
Keep until
2020+
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Austria
Colour
White
Region
Wachau
Wine features
Mature, Unoaked, Slow Wine
Variety
Chardonnay
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Wine features
Mature, Unoaked, Slow Wine

More about this wine

How to serve it
Serve 10-12°C on its own or with freshwater fish dishes, chicken or pork.

Leo Alzinger's only foray into grapes other than Grüner Veltliner and Riesling is this Chardonnay which is no longer produced.

They grapes are harvested at the start of November, then gently pressed with all movement being under gravity. Fermentation is in stainless steel.

Serve 10-12°C on its own or with freshwater fish dishes, chicken or pork.

Tasted on 2 March 2017. Absolutely delicious. What Alzinger does with Chardonnay is amazing. This is a wine that brings back so much familiarity but also so much difference. You know what the grape is but it is so hard to place as this is refined and elegant and brings out flavour characteristics that most other Chardonnays do not. Even once you realise what the grape is it continues to delight. The minerality is exquisite and may be the reason that Alzinger has replaced the Chardonnay vines with the more profitable Riesling and Grüner Veltliner vines so that they can take on the qualities of the terroir.

Once this is sold there is no more to be had, so grab it while you can.



Tasting Notes

A wine with a precise mineral and fruit nose, powerfully complex fruit and very good length.

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