The Magic of Steinertal:
2019 Alzinger Riesling & Grüner Veltliner Steinertal Smaragd

Posted by Joe Salamone

Steinertal is Alzinger's magnum opus - the apex of his style.

The site's finessed minerality seems to form a perfect marriage with Alzinger's super-fine and elegant touch.

Along with Kellerberg and Singerriedel, Steinertal is one of the Wachau's best sites. For many Austrian wine fans, it simply doesn't get any better than Alzinger's Steinertal.

photo of bottle of Alzinger riesling and GV

Many are hailing the 2019 vintage in Austria as one of the best we've seen in a long time. The fairly cool and nearly perfect September allowed the wines to develop a freshness and crystal-clear fruit. It's a vintage where Alzinger thrived.

The 2019 Riesling Steinertal is a beautifully delineated and finessed example of Steinertal. There's an incredible combination of intensity, delicacy, and detail. You get a gorgeous presentation of stone, flowers, and fruit.

The 2019 Grüner possesses an impression of completeness and radiant depth. The wine amazes with its punchy mineral drive, crackling citrus-inflected energy, and overall purity. Only the best vintages of Grüner Steinertal hit this level of lift and elegance. 

 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. There's no doubt that Steinertal is the site that is most aggressively hunted down. 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
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