2019 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd ''Bergdistel'' (Tegernseerhof)
Tegernseerhof, Gruner Veltliner "Bergdistel" Wachau, Austria 2019100% Gruner Veltliner KEY LIME & CRISP GOLDEN PLUM, PIERCING MINERALITY The Bergdistel vineyard site exists at lower reaches of the imposingly steep sloping Loibenberg and Weissenkirchen vineyards. It happens to be the source of one of the most tremendous values in the esteemed Wachau phenomenon known as “Smaragd” - a celebration of ripeness, power, impeccable balance, and finesse named for the region's beautiful emerald green lizards. 2019 was an impressively warm vintage, resulting in an even more muscular rendition of this already intense cuvée. 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.