Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Achleiten, Prager

Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Achleiten, Prager - 2012

Item # 56090 750mL
$89.96/ Single Bottle
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$1079.52 $971.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Grüner Veltliner from the Achleiten vineyard has been planted for generations at the Prager estate. This Smaragd has been aged for several years in bottle and is just beginning to evolve. Dense and full-bodied with incredible minerals on the palate.

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