The Magic of Alzinger:
2020 Alzinger Riesling Loibenberg Smaragd

Posted by Joe Salamone

Loibenberg is one of Austria's most famous sites combining raw power with a nuanced depth of complexity.

In Alzinger's hands, Loibenberg reaches a rare level of delicacy and intricacy. You can definitely find more powerful and more layered Austrian wines, but you won't find any as fine. That's a big part of why we love his wines so much.

photo of bottle of Alzinger Ries Loibenberg Smaragd

No one in Austria delivers the calm precision, the detail, and the radiant clarity that Alzinger does. The Loibenberg dramatizes Alzinger's skill at delivering finely rendered Wachau wines. 

Alzinger really thrived in the 2020 vintage. Across the collection, the wines have a sleek energy and beautiful focus.

The 2020 Riesling Loibenberg offers up a tremendous amount of mineral rigor along with lift and finesse. We really love the wine's textural fascination and drive. The depth of minerality is striking as are its finesse and nimbleness.

As most of you are sadly aware, the problem with Alzinger is the quantities. Alzinger is only 10ha, and the wines are doled out in painfully small quantities. We bought every bottle that we can find, but it doesn't amount to all that much. Please give us your ideal order, and we'll try our best. 

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

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

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2020 Alzinger Riesling Loibenberg Smaragd

750 ml


Special 4-pack pricing, for a limited time. Use Code: Loibenberg-20