Hutter-Silberbichlerhof – Smaragd Grüner Veltliner Kreutles

Producer: Hutter-Silberbichlerhof
Wine: Smaragd© Grüner Veltliner Kreutles
Grape Variety: Grüner Veltliner
Production Zone: Wachau
Altitude: 220m above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 3-4000kg/ ha, 0.5 ha on left Danube bank (Leuben)
Exposure: north-south flat
Soil: Primarily rock and sandy stone
Vinification & Aging: Following manual harvest, the grapes went through selection, then crushing, and de-stemming. The must then enters fermentation in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks for 3-4 weeks. For 6-8 months following the fermentation the wine is kept in stainless steel tanks and once bottled, the wines is aged for another 6 months in bottle prior to its release.
Production: 1500 bottles
Alcohol: 14%
pH: 3.4-3.7 at harvest
Acidity: 6.2g/l
Sugars: 1.9g/l
Sulfites: 32mg
Description: Intense with herbaceous overtones and long finish
Food Pairing: dark meats, particularly suited to lamb and venison with rich sauces