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2015 Rudi Pichler Kollmutz Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) Smaragd Wachau

SKU #1281818 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 'Pinot Blanc shows the potential of the Wachau,' says Rudi Pichler, when he served his 2015 Weissburgunder Smaragd Kollmütz. This is pure, intense and refreshing wine with a pretty prominent mineral acidity that makes this a rich and vital Wachau Pinot Blanc that has nothing to do with Burgundy, but rather Champagne. Great purity and lingering salinity. From gneiss soils. (SR)  (6/2016)


 Apple and pear shadowed by their high-toned, distilled counterparts and tinged with musky animal scents prepare the way for a glossy, expansive palate. Faintly bitter green herbal and fruit seed notes help sustain a finish in no way negatively influenced by the wine’s 14 percent alcohol. (DS)  (2/2017)

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Pinot Blanc

- Also known as Pinot Bianco in Italy and Weissburgunder in Germany and Austria, Pinot Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Pinot Gris (which is said to be a lighter mutation of Pinot Noir). While the varietal's roots are Burgundian (it was frequently confused with Chardonnay throughout history) it is rare there these days, instead finding its best iterations in France's Alsace, Germany's Pfalz and Baden, Austria's Wachau and in Italy's Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto, Friuli and Lombardy winegrowing regions. It produces full-bodied whites with relatively high acidity, yeasty citrus and appley aromas and flavors and hints of spice. Aged Pinot Blancs take on lovely honeyed tones.


- Austria is a well-respected wine-growing region in Europe. Yet, even though they make about a third the volume of wine as Germany, not many of these fine bottles make it to the shelves of American wine merchants or restaurants. Lucky for us, their anonymity has translated into incredible value from simple, everyday whites to exquisite dessert wines. Austria shares many grape varieties with Germany—Riesling is king here, too. But the style of Austrian whites is much dryer and more potent. Grüner Veltliner is Austria's second-most-important varietal and makes whites of great versatility and pleasure.