Alzinger, Riesling Smaragd Durnsteiner, 2015

$37.99

Leo Alzinger is fast achieving the super-stardom that he totally deserves. Great Riesling from the remarkable 2015 vintage. Ripe fruit, but balanced with acidity and structure.

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Alzinger

I see Alzinger as spirit-kin to people such as Dönnhoff and Raveneau, wines that are endlessly complex and mysterious but seldom explicit. You’d almost prefer to describe them with music rather than words. It has to do with texture, but not texture alone. It enacts a quality of evanescence, as though some divinity was floating in the air around you, which laughed and gleamed when you tried to grasp it. I have to wrench myself out of reveries to “describe” the wines. It’s why my language gets so silly.

Details

  • Country

    Austria

  • Region

    Wachau

  • Grape Variety

    Riesling

  • Vintage

    2015

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Sustainable

  • Style

    Crisp , Earthy , Minerally

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied