2012 Riesling Ried Kellerberg Smaragd Emmerich Knoll

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£192.00 DP

Average critic rating : 90.0 points



Site-typical, peppery pungency on the nose and palate of Knoll’s 2012 Riesling Smaragd Kellerberg is allied to a slightly grainy sense of grip for an invigorating if slightly rustic impression. A faintly oily feel acts as a sort of binding agent and salinity serves for welcome saliva-inducement in a faintly warm finish. ||Circumstances conspired for the Knolls to harvest a good-sized 2012 crop, all of which was brought in by November 8 (some parcels of Gruner Veltliner being almost as late as the last Riesling). “The Gruner Veltliner kept accumulating sugar,” reports Emmerich Knoll Sr., echoing comments from other growers, “whereas Riesling remained at almost the same level from the mid to late October, and we took a pause from picking it before coming back at the end.” A new cellar facility has made it easier to perpetuate and even to expand the applicable range of this estate’s tradition of bottling their best wines only at summer’s end. Wine Advocate.April, 2014


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