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Franz Hirtzberger, Ried Setzberg, Wachau, Smaragd 2017

This is one of the most famous estates of Austria. The vineyards are on very steep terraces above the Danube. Franz took control of this estate from his father in 1983. He has always been a perfectionist, a fact which is reflected in his top-quality wines that have been awarded numerous awards. His vineyards at Weingut Hirtzberger are planted with 45% Grüner Veltliner, 40% Riesling and small quantities of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay. Rich honeyed nose, which is also there on the palate but the lime acidity is searing. Lots of stone fruit and honey still. Would go very well with spicy food, pork or chicken. 



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