Knoll Riesling Smaragd 'Loibenberg' Wachau 2016
Weingut Knoll is a third-generation winery, farming 15 hectares of vines in the heart of the Wachau. Their Gruner Veltliner and Riesling grow on steep, terraced vineyards, producing legendary cuvées, deemed some of the best expressions in the world. The 2016 ‘Loibenberg’ Riesling shows bright notes of green apple & orange zest, giving way to a zesty, long-lasting palate, tinged with wet stone like minerality. A stunner!
A versatile contender for ‘Greatest White Wine Grape in the World’ honors this German icon is not only insistently aromatic and mineral-rich but thrillingly acidic even at “sweet” ripeness levels.More wines with this grape
The land of Schwartzenegger and strudel delivers ethereal, electric whites along the Danube, but Grüner and Riesling aren't the whole story; its savory, mineral, lightweight reds can be revelatory.