Emmerich Knoll Riesling “Loibner” Smaragd 2021

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Riesling | Wachau | Austria | White Wine | Weingut Emmerich Knoll | 2021 | 0,75 L | 13 %
About
Emmerich Knoll Riesling "Loibner" Smaragd 2021 is an exquisite dry white wine, crafted from the finest Riesling grapes harvested from the Loibner vineyards in the prestigious Wachau Valley of Austria. Bearing the "Smaragd" designation, the highest category of Wachau wines based on ripeness and alcohol content, this Riesling is a testament to the rich, opulent style that the region is famous for, showcasing Emmerich Knoll's commitment to producing wines of exceptional quality and complexity. The "Loibner" Smaragd is celebrated for its meticulous vineyard management and winemaking prowess, resulting in a wine that captures the essence of its terroir with unparalleled clarity and depth.
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 2021 vintage presents an intoxicating nose of ripe apricots, white peaches, and a hint of jasmine, complemented by a vibrant minerality that is characteristic of the Wachau’s terraced vineyards. On the palate, it is both powerful and elegant, with a rich texture and layers of stone fruit, citrus zest, and a pronounced mineral finish, underscored by a refreshing acidity that ensures balance and a long, satisfying aftertaste. This Riesling’s complexity and intensity make it a standout expression of the varietal, embodying the depth and elegance achievable in the Wachau Smaragd style.

Pairing

Pairing the Emmerich Knoll Riesling “Loibner” Smaragd with sophisticated dishes such as roasted quail, lobster bisque, or saffron-infused risotto can amplify the wine’s rich flavor profile and aromatic complexity. It also pairs exceptionally well with spicy Asian cuisine, where its depth and acidity can complement the intensity of the flavors, creating a harmonious and memorable dining experience. These pairings not only showcase the wine’s versatility but also its ability to enhance a wide range of culinary creations, making it a favorite among connoisseurs and chefs alike.

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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.
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.