From the USA to Asia
The renowned American publication, Wine Enthusiast, has awarded the highest scores ever achieved for our single-vineyard wines, with the 2019 vintage. And in Hong Kong, our Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Ried Achleiten 2019 has captured two trophies and a gold medal at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2020.
Wine Enthusiast recently rated both our Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Ried Achleiten 2019 and our Riesling Smaragd Ried Achleiten 2019 with an outstanding 98 points and awarded a remarkable 97 points to our Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Ried Kellerberg 2019 and Grüner Veltliner Ried Kirnberg 2019. Moreover, the publication predicted that the optimal drinking life of these wines – which are from some of the most distinguished single vineyards (Achleiten, Kellerberg and Kirnberg) in Austria’s Wachau region – will be up to 2050!
Underscoring the impact that the 2019 vintage of our Grüner Veltliner Smaragd from the distinguished Achleiten vineyard has had also on Asian palates, the jury of the Hong Kong competition awarded this wine with the “Best Grüner Veltliner” trophy and the “Best Wine from Austria” trophy. Moreover, the same wine struck Gold in the competition’s tasting category “Grüner Veltliner/Regions of Austria – 2019/17”.
Thanks once again to our winegrowers, who have been pursuing their quality orientation without compromise for years and are fundamentally responsible for the authenticity and the character of our wines.