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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Weingut Knoll Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Ried Kreutles 2007
Weingut Knoll Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Ried Kreutles 2007
(search item no. 107441)
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $39.99

Winemaker's Notes:

In the production of the wine the following techniques were used: No destemming (whole bunch fermentaion), skin contact, no carbonic maceration, super hero press with ridiculous strength, cultured and natural yeast were both used, cask and stainless steel tanks from 500 to 5000 litres depending on batch quantity.
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About Weingut Knoll:

Emmerich Knoll III, an exhuberent spokesperson for the Wachau region, farms the family’s 15 hectares of land and crafts wines that clearly express the Unterloiben terroir where some of Austria's most famous vineyards live. This family run winery is a treasure that has been estate owned and operated for over three generations. The majority of the Knoll's vineyard plantings are dedicated to Gruner Veltliner and Riesling, but the family also farms small amounts of Rivaner, Gelber Traminer, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. A member of "Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districtus," an association of Wachau winemakers who follow strict quality control rules, the Knoll Winery upholds stringent farming and winemaking standards that vintage after vintage propel their wines to the top of restaurant, collector and critic’s lists. Knoll wines are easily recognized by their distinct label that depicts an ornate image of St. Urban the patron saint of winemakers and vineyards. While in the Wachau, one can also dine at the family’s acclaimed, 400 year old restaurant, Loibnerhof Familie Knoll.