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Riesling Smaragd Hollerin

This mature Alzinger wine is a joy to imbibe.


Producer

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Source
Austria
White

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2009
SKU
4300084
Composition
Riesling 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
12.5 %
Stock
29
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

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

More about this wine

Hollerin is a south-facing single vineyard with granite soil.

A metaphorically cool and rather Muscat-like aroma of resinous herbs, elderflower, cassis and white peach is reflected on a firm, juicy palate with saliva-inducing salinity and a seemingly crystalline mineral interaction rendering the finish fascinating.

Look for this to be worth following and probably to gain in allure over the next 6-8 years.

The Alzingers didn’t begin harvesting until the third week of October in 2010 and continued until November 18th. Riesling Federspiel alone was de-acidified as must. Leo Alzinger senior confirmed the judgment of other Wachau veterans that there was no known precedent for the combination of high acidity, sugar and extract with genuine phenolic ripeness and next-to-no botrytis. (review by David Schildknecht - Wine Advocate - Nov. 2011)



About this vintage

Vintage
2010
SKU
4300098
Composition
Riesling 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
12.5 %
Stock
23
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

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

More about this wine

Hollerin is a south-facing single vineyard with granite soil.

A metaphorically cool and rather Muscat-like aroma of resinous herbs, elderflower, cassis and white peach is reflected on a firm, juicy palate with saliva-inducing salinity and a seemingly crystalline mineral interaction rendering the finish fascinating.

Look for this to be worth following and probably to gain in allure over the next 6-8 years.

The Alzingers didn’t begin harvesting until the third week of October in 2010 and continued until November 18th. Riesling Federspiel alone was de-acidified as must. Leo Alzinger senior confirmed the judgment of other Wachau veterans that there was no known precedent for the combination of high acidity, sugar and extract with genuine phenolic ripeness and next-to-no botrytis. (review by David Schildknecht - Wine Advocate - Nov. 2011)



About this vintage

Vintage
2011
SKU
4313032
Composition
Riesling 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
13 %
Stock
29
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

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

More about this wine

Hollerin is a south-facing single vineyard with granite soil.

A metaphorically cool and rather Muscat-like aroma of resinous herbs, elderflower, cassis and white peach is reflected on a firm, juicy palate with saliva-inducing salinity and a seemingly crystalline mineral interaction rendering the finish fascinating.

Look for this to be worth following and probably to gain in allure over the next 6-8 years.

The Alzingers didn’t begin harvesting until the third week of October in 2010 and continued until November 18th. Riesling Federspiel alone was de-acidified as must. Leo Alzinger senior confirmed the judgment of other Wachau veterans that there was no known precedent for the combination of high acidity, sugar and extract with genuine phenolic ripeness and next-to-no botrytis. (review by David Schildknecht - Wine Advocate - Nov. 2011)



About this vintage

Vintage
2015
SKU
4317003
Composition
Riesling 100%
Alcohol
13 %
Stock
18
Last tasted
2017
Keep until
2030+
Bottle Size
0.75L

Arrived Feb 10

Wine Details

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

More about this wine

Hollerin is a south-facing single vineyard with granite soil.

A metaphorically cool and rather Muscat-like aroma of resinous herbs, elderflower, cassis and white peach is reflected on a firm, juicy palate with saliva-inducing salinity and a seemingly crystalline mineral interaction rendering the finish fascinating.

Look for this to be worth following and probably to gain in allure over the next 6-8 years.

The Alzingers didn’t begin harvesting until the third week of October in 2010 and continued until November 18th. Riesling Federspiel alone was de-acidified as must. Leo Alzinger senior confirmed the judgment of other Wachau veterans that there was no known precedent for the combination of high acidity, sugar and extract with genuine phenolic ripeness and next-to-no botrytis. (review by David Schildknecht - Wine Advocate - Nov. 2011)



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