2011 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd "Bergdistel" (Tegernseerhof)
Tegernseerhof, Gruner Veltliner "Bergdistel" Wachau, Austria 2011100% Gruner Veltliner KEY LIME & CRISP GOLDEN PLUM, PIERCING MINERALITY Harvested at the lower reaches of the steeply sloping (and typically steeply priced) Loibenberg and Weissenkirchen vineyards, this distinctly golden, ripe, fuller-figured rendition of Austria's signature grape offers further evidence that good things do indeed come to those who wait. In this case, rising star Martin Mittelbach has waited for stellar ripeness in order to coax impressive decadence and concentration from his prized Grüner. Brimming with intense stone fruit, citrus, and peppery mineral, this colorful gem is sure to satisfy our pinings for both power and elegance. Serving Suggestion: Tea-smoked duck & kung pao lotus root. Crispy fried potato pancakes w/ cashew-lemon sour cream.