Emmerich Knoll Gruner Veltliner “Ried Kreutles” Federspiel 2022

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Gruner Veltliner | Wachau | Austria | White Wine | Weingut Emmerich Knoll | 2022 | 0,75 L | 12,5 %
About
Emmerich Knoll Grüner Veltliner "Ried Kreutles" Federspiel 2022 is a vibrant, dry white wine, expertly crafted from Grüner Veltliner grapes sourced from the Ried Kreutles vineyard in the Wachau Valley, Austria. As a Federspiel wine, it represents a medium-bodied style with moderate alcohol content, showcasing the winery's ability to capture the essence of the Grüner Veltliner grape with precision and elegance. This offering from Emmerich Knoll is a testament to the rich viticultural heritage of the Wachau Valley, presenting a wine that beautifully expresses the unique mineral and fruit characteristics of its specific vineyard site.
Producer
There is hardly another vineyard that has shaped the perception of the Wachau as a serious high-quality wine-growing region as strongly as that of the Knoll family. Many generations of this family have dedicated their lives to growing wine: the first glass bottles were filled with Knoll wine in the 1950s, and the arguably most famous wine label in Austria – the family’s trademark baroque image of Saint Urban – first graced the Knoll wine bottles in 1962. The family cultivates wine on sixteen hectares, and the names of his terraces have become common knowledge among both national and international wine drinkers: the Kellerberg, Loibenberg, Pfaffenberg and especially the Schütt yield the fruit for the famous range of Knoll Riesling and Veltliner, which are all clear, precise, mineral-rich and structured, frequently revealing their full potential after years or even decades.
Tasting notes

The 2022 vintage opens with an aromatic bouquet of green apple, white pepper, and hints of citrus zest, leading into a palate that is crisp and refreshing. It displays a harmonious blend of flavors, including ripe pear, lemon, and a subtle herbal nuance, all underpinned by a distinctive minerality and a lively acidity that carries through to a clean, engaging finish. This wine’s balance of fruit and acidity, combined with its minerality, makes it a quintessential example of Wachau Grüner Veltliner.

Pairing

Pairing the Emmerich Knoll Grüner Veltliner “Ried Kreutles” Federspiel with fresh salads, light seafood dishes, or Austrian specialties like Wiener Schnitzel can highlight the wine’s crisp acidity and complement its flavor profile. It also pairs wonderfully with Asian cuisines, such as Thai or Vietnamese, where the wine’s vibrant acidity and herbal notes can balance the richness and spiciness of the dishes. These food pairings not only enhance the dining experience but also showcase the versatility of Grüner Veltliner as a food-friendly wine.

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Weingut Emmerich Knoll
There is hardly another vineyard that has shaped the perception of the Wachau as a serious high-quality wine-growing region as strongly as that of the Knoll family. Many generations of this family have dedicated their lives to growing wine: the first glass bottles were filled with Knoll wine in the 1950s, and the arguably most famous wine label in Austria – the family’s trademark baroque image of Saint Urban – first graced the Knoll wine bottles in 1962. The family cultivates wine on sixteen hectares, and the names of his terraces have become common knowledge among both national and international wine drinkers: the Kellerberg, Loibenberg, Pfaffenberg and especially the Schütt yield the fruit for the famous range of Knoll Riesling and Veltliner, which are all clear, precise, mineral-rich and structured, frequently revealing their full potential after years or even decades.
Grüner Veltliner wines are well textured, but very refreshing and crispy, focused on minerality and citrus character. With time they soften and take in honeyed, candied fruit-like flavors that match their deep golden hue.
This is the story of how one of the most exciting wine regions in Austria came into being. For millions of years, the Danube River has carved its serpentine path through solid soils, and today the rocky terraces provide places for growing grapes. Two grape varieties are mainly cultivated in this region: Riesling and Grüner Veltliner.