A Master At Work
2017 FX Pichler Grüner Veltliner Kellerberg Smaragd

Posted by Joe Salamone

The grandeur of Pichler's wines constantly amaze.

They’re powerful and intense, teetering on the edge of excess, but beneath the surface, they possess a clarity and precision that perfectly balances their undeniable swagger.

The 2017s highlight Pichler’s ability to deliver power with finesse and detail. The 2017 Grüner Kellerberg Smaragd, in particular, flaunts Pichler's ability to walk this tightrope.

Today, we’re happy to offer Pichler’s 2017 Grüner Kellerberg Smaragd for $77.95 a bottle and $73.95 in 4 packs.

The greatness of Kellerberg is well known. It’s widely considered one of the greatest vineyards in Austria, if not the greatest. The very old, deeply rooted vines produce wines that show off a unique combination of concentrated richness, elegance and mineral grip.

The 2017 Grüner Kellerberg Smargd embodies so much of what we’ve come to love about this wine. It delivers attention-grabbing power that hits the palate before concluding with elegance and grace. You get complex layers of fruits ranging from stone fruits to tropical flourishes. Beneath it all is a center of profound flinty minerality that fully reveals itself on the long and precise finish.

This is an example of Pichler in top form. It works on a colossal scale yet not a single element seems out of place or out of focus. Only a master could pull off this type of balancing act.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits