F.X. Pichler Gruner Veltliner Durnsteiner Liebenberg Smaragd 2017

F.X. Pichler Gruner Veltliner Durnsteiner Liebenberg Smaragd 2017

 

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F.X. Pichler
Gruner Veltliner Durnsteiner Liebenberg Smaragd 2017
  • Vintage : 2017
  • Country : Austria
  • Region : Wachau
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Crisp Dry White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes : 100% Grüner Veltliner

The wine is complex and layered with citrus and peach fruit, with a spicy character on the palace and a lovely savouriness on the finish.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 94 2015
WS Wine Spectator 92 2015
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 91 2015
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Vineyards:

The steeply terraced site 'Liebenberg' (meaning 'love mountain') is located to the west of Dürnstein. It is widely considered one of Wachau’s most interesting single vineyards. It is only planted with Grüner Veltliner and the vines are up to 65 years old. They are planted on weathered gneiss soils and have a southerly aspect. The resulting fruit produces authentic, rich yet elegant wines which reflect their unmistakable origin even after years of cellaring.

Vinification:

The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine is stored in large old Austrian oak barrels with capacities of 3,000 - 5,000 litres. The wine ages on fine lees for six months before being bottled in August.

History of F.X. Pichler The history of this estate dates back to 1898 when it was founded in Oberloiben. Franz and Lucas Pichler In 1928 Franz Pichler started to select his own Grüner Veltliner clones, focusing on the vines that were producing small-berried grapes, to ensure lower yields, better extract and fruit character - the estate’s reputation as undisputed Grüner specialists was starting to be formed. In the early 1970s Franz Xaver (F.X.) Pichler took over the… Read more

Robert Parker (RP) : 94 Points (2015)
The 2015 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Dürnsteiner Liebenberg comes from 70- to 80-year-old vines on a rare calcareous slate soil. The wine displays a very clear and pure, pretty open and lovely spicy, crystalline and flinty bouquet with ripe pip fruit aromas. Very distinguished and rather coolish in its expression. Full-bodied, round and elegant, with tension, salt and grip in the finish, this is a charmingly ripe and juicy but also challenging mineral and piquant Veltliner from one of the most exciting terroirs. The finish is powerful and complex but also fresh and stimulatingly piquant. Pichler has bottled this wine since 2010.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 92 Points (2015)
Crafted with precision, this white features notes of white pepper and chamomile accenting apricot and wet stone flavors, showing good harmony between the savory and fruity elements. Drink now through 2024. (BS) (12/2017)

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 91 Points (2015)
A site-typical oily richness of texture, combined with very ripe melons and musky scents of narcissus, conveys a decidedly decadent overall impression. There is a rich, earthy undertone of beet, while smoky and ashen notes lend welcome counterpoint on the clinging, faintly warm finish. (DS) (2/2017)

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F.X. Pichler Gruner Veltliner Durnsteiner Liebenberg Smaragd 2017 Reviewed by Robert Parker 05-05-2019 . Score: 4.5