Bauerl Gruner Veltliner Wachau Smaragd Stein Am Rain 2008
Bäuerl is a tiny Wachau estate located in the little village of Joching, up the street and behind the more famous Joseph Jamek. While Bäuerl's vineyards overlap Jamek's, the wines are quite different. Bäuerl's wines are lusty and earthy and well-structured made by the young Johann Bäuerl. The vineyard for the Stein am Rain Grüner Veltliner is at the bottom of the terraces behind Joching. It has a faintly peppery nose and is quite elegant, even more so than its Jamek counterpart, with more fruit and a slight green bean quality. Absolutely delicious and a great value!