From the lower terraces of the eastern part of the single vineyard, next tor the Kremser Pfaffenberg and from weathered gneiss soils, the 2017 Ried Steinertal Grüner Veltliner Smaragd is from a cool terroir with high temperature variation between day and night (like the Red Schütt). The bouquet is very clear, fresh, flinty and coolish, with white fruit and lemony aromas intermixing with aromas of crushed stones. On the palate, this is a full-bodied and rich yet crystalline, highly elegant, refined Veltliner with tropical fruit such as mango but great refreshing piquancy. The astringent finish is alive and kicking and reflects a serious structure. Fabulous!