Smaragd is a Wachau ripeness level roughly similar to Germany's Auslese, but vinified quite dry.
Deep golden straw color.
Smell of apple, melon, ripe peach, and warm summer breeze through a wildflower meadow.
Flavors of peach and apple, rich, dry, big ripe fruit.
Rich medium-to-full bodied bottle for $24.27. Does what Chardonnay never can for a wine & cheeser! It took me a while to learn to appreciate bone-dry Riesling, but I find that Austria can do some wonderful work in that regard!
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