Prager, Wachau Grüner Veltliner Federspiel "Hinter der Burg" 2018
Prager’s signature is intense aromatic complexity—the nearly indescribable mix of scents that made Grüner an internationally famous variety in the first place. On the nose, the 2018 Hinter der Burg is herbaceous and playful: classic white pepper dances with crushed chamomile and fresh-cut grass. The palate is intensely mineral and juicy, all at once. The softness of sliced pear balances a little bitter turnip and fresh watercress. It’s a richer wine than you might expect, the direct result of those deeper humus-rich soils. The wine’s finish is long and the tiniest bit smoky. Hinter der Berg has balanced acidity but its vibrancy comes from the concentration of savory, vegetal notes and that deep minerality that rings your head like a bell.
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