Franz Prager, co-founder of the Vinea Wachau, had already earned a reputation for his wines when Toni Bodenstein married into the family. Bodenstein’s passion for biodiversity and old terraces, coupled with brilliant winemaking, places Prager in the highest echelon of Austrian producers.
Smaragd is the highest quality designation in the Wachau. It refers to the emerald-green colour of the small lizards that reside in the warmest slopes next the the Danube, the sites where the ripest, most powerfully flavoured grapes are grown.
Austrian Riesling is often defined by elevated levels of dry extract thanks to a lengthy ripening period and freshness due to dramatic temperature swings between day and night. Steinriegl’s uniquely cool microclimate results in wines of high aroma and focused acidity and its limestone soil provide compact structure and a flavor that is distinctive among Wachau Rieslings.
- Size: 750ml
- Vintage: 2018
- ABV: 12,5%
- Origin: Wachau/Austria
- Grapes: Riesling