2017 Fx Pichler Unendlich Gruner Veltliner SmaragdGruner Veltliner from Austria
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It is not often that one can talk about the greatest producer in a given country (but Austria is small, so here one has an advantage). And while there are many great wine-maker...
- 97+ Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
97+ Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Vinified in 500-liter French oak barrels for 18 months and bottled in May 2019, the 2017 Grüner Veltliner Unendlich is the first release since the (botrytized) 2003 and entirely based on super ripe and overripe but healthy grapes. The wine is clear, deep, bright and complex on the spicy Burgundian nose with aromas of white-pepper berries. Rich, sweet and elegant on the palate, this is a highly elegant mineral and tensioned Veltliner of great class and style. The finish is immense, very long and displays very fine tannins and great, persistent structure. This is the greatest GV I have tasted in my life. It's massive, yes, but full of tension, grip and expression. Sourced in the cooler sites of the Kellerberg and Liebenberg. Total production: 2,000 liters. Tasted at the domain in September 2019."
It is not often that one can talk about the greatest producer in a given country (but Austria is small, so here one has an advantage). And while there are many great wine-makers in Austria, none is more synonymous with great Austrian wine than F.X. Pichler or as he is simply called, F.X. In fact so riveting is his reputation that one author on Austrian wine who was prompted to list the 100 greatest producers in Austria, in order of greatness, lists F.X. Pichler as #1. When one tastes the wines, you’ll see why they impress all. They are truly monumental dry white wines – each with a mouth-filling presence, finish and complexity that leaves one speechless. Since the late '90s the wine-making has been done by his son, Lucas, who has now assumed the reins. Riesling Smaragd Loibnerberg is the quintessence of rich, exotic multi-layered Riesling. His Grüner Smaragd Kellerberg and Grüner “M” are the most rich and complex expression of this unique varietal one can attain.
97+ - Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||high acid, asparagus, white pepper, citrus and grapefruit|
|Nose||melon, citrus and spice|