Best of the Best 2016: Leisure | International White Wines: Weingut Emmerich Knoll 2013 Riesling Smaragd Ried Schütt Wachau

Weingut Emmerich Knoll sits along the banks of the Danube in the heart of Austria’s most esteemed wine region, the Wachau. Its renowned Ried Schütt vineyard consistently delivers one of Austria’s most concentrated and unique expressions of Riesling. With minerality, balance, and mind-bending complexity, this wine will astound after 20 years in the cellar. Austria’s 2013 vintage is widely considered one of the greatest in decades, so the evolution of this bottle is bound to be particularly exciting.

  • The wine is aged in old, relatively large 1,200-liter barrels.
  • This wine enchants with intense, complex aromas of green plum, green mango, cucumber peel, lime blossom, honeysuckle, and petrol.

Weingut Emmerich Knoll, ($44)

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