2017 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd "Höhereck" (Tegernseerhof)
Tegernseerhof, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd "Hohereck", Wachau, Austria 2017100% Gruner Veltliner GOLDEN STONE FRUIT & KOREAN PEAR, FULL-BODIED, RACY & DRY The coveted title of pedigree, “Smaragd,” is inspired by the emerald pigmentation of the strikingly beautiful lacertid lizards which can be spotted basking on stones throughout the steep vineyards of the Wachau. This legal distinction is reserved for wines made from the ripest, richest grapes in this revered region. Martin Mittelbach’s Höhereck vineyard, itself, is barely an acre in size and was laid out carefully by his family in the 1960s. Its 60 year Grüner vines yield liquid gold... Serving Suggestion: Brodet (Croatian seafood stew) w/ yellowfin, rockfish, mussels, & prawns – served w/ polenta. Pad Thai w/ crispy fried tofu.