Schmelz Riesling Smaragd Durnsteiner Freiheit 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Named after the local emerald coloured Idex lizard, smaragd is the most prized of the Vinea Wachau quality classifications and is made only from the best grapes when they are at their ripest. These vines are grown in rocky soil terraces high above Dürnstein on the Danube and have the aroma of ripe peaches, satsumas and pineapple, with wild herb notes. Considerable depth with a smoothness that stays with you. Citrus fruits and apricot are balanced with just a touch of residual sugar.

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
0 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Weingut Schmelz:
As can be proven wine has been made in the house of the family Schmelz for 5 generations. In the beginning, wine making was for the present owners, Johann and Monika Schmelz, an avocation and continuously expanded. Now their son Thomas is also fully engaged in the business. At present time the family manages 10 ha of vineyards in the Wachau area which are located between the Danube villages ... Read more
As can be proven wine has been made in the house of the family Schmelz for 5 generations. In the beginning, wine making was for the present owners, Johann and Monika Schmelz, an avocation and continuously expanded. Now their son Thomas is also fully engaged in the business. At present time the family manages 10 ha of vineyards in the Wachau area which are located between the Danube villages of Woesendorf and Unter-Loiben a distance of 6 km. The Production We produce 60.000 bottles a year; a small amount of the grapes are bought from neighboring vintners. The Climate and Soil The micro-climate in the Wachau area - and the different geological soils provide the base for the nuances in the unique characters of the wines. From the the sandy primitive rocks (the Riesling loves this soil) to the loess and gravel soil, all play a big part in the terroir notes of wines. The Grape Varietals Our grapes varietals are 60% Grüner Veltliner, 30% Riesling. The rest is Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Blauer Zweigelt and in the foreseeable future Gelber Muskateller. The Locations Our vineyard sites are at Read less
Suggested Recipe Pairing presented by
Layered Rice Pudding

RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

View Recipe


Tasting Notes:

Aroma of ripe peaches, satsumas and pineapple, with wild herb notes. Considerable depth with a smoothness that stays with you. Citrus fruits and apricot are balanced with just a touch of residual sugar. The acidity gives it a vivacious vitality. Long and deep this wine has potential for many years.

Named after the local emerald coloured Idex lizard, smaragd is the most prized of the Vinea Wachau quality classifications and is made only from the best grapes when they are at their ripest. These vines are grown in rocky soil terraces high above Dürnstein on the Danube and have the aroma of ripe peaches, satsumas and pineapple, with wild herb notes. Considerable depth with a smoothness that stays with you. Citrus fruits and apricot are balanced with just a touch of residual sugar.

Closure: Stelvin

Aged in Steel.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5%

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »







Snooth Media Network