Gruner Veltliner Smaragd, 'R,' Josef Fischer 2019

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100% Gruner Veltliner.

Distributor Notes: "Only produced in choice vintages, Fischer’s 'R' is from a 75-year-old parcel of Gruner Veltliner in Kreuzberg—the oldest planting in the entire vineyard. This is both fermented and aged in wood—a single 1500-liter cask in which the wine spends two full years on its fine lees—and the resulting wine combines the lusciousness of the 'Privat' with the diamond-cut precision and palate-staining minerality of the regular Kreuzberg bottling.

Though they show notable concentration, Fischer’s wines do not lead with power; rather, they are built around a tight helix of rapier-like acidity and intensely saline minerality, emphasizing kinetic thrust over sheer richness. They are pure-fruited and precise without feeling polished, and they articulate soil variations in nuanced fashion. Finally, while certain Wachau wines can be lavish and impressive yet tiring after a glass or two, Fischer’s are irresistible in their digestibility, freshness, and friendliness."

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