Tasting Notes- Its unique location lends the Smaragd Höhereck its mineral aroma and wild, smoky character. The synergy of old vines, meagre soil and cooler climate creates a full-bodied, well-balanced and sophisticated Grüner Veltliner. It persuades with a distinctive nose - herbal hints, balm and candied pear. On the palate it is full bodied, but tight with an elegant drinkability and a spicy long finish.
The Vineyard- The Höhereck vineyard, just half a hectare in size, lies on a beautiful South Eastern slope right in the heart of the rocky high land. It was laid out by hand sixty years ago, using our own selections of Grüner Veltliner grapes. The steep terraces of Höhereck end in the Mentalgraben, carved deep into the rough stone ground. Cold air from the Waldviertel flows through here towards the Danube River.
Varietals: 100% Grüner Veltliner
Farming practice: traditional, hand harvest – no herbicides, no pesticides