Franz Hirtzberger

Pluris Smaragd Grauburgunder

9.239 ratings
9.315 pro ratings
Wachau, Niederösterreich, Austria
Grauburgunder
Top Notes For
Austin Hohnke

Honey, melon, and stone on the nose. Smooth, richly fruited but finishes dry with impressively snappy acidity. Great bottle development with plenty of years ahead of it. 14.5% alc.

Honey, melon, and stone on the nose. Smooth, richly fruited but finishes dry with impressively snappy acidity. Great bottle development with plenty of years ahead of it. 14.5% alc.

1 person found it helpfulNov 29th, 2019
Jen O'Donnell

Holy white pepper and wet rock, batman. My first aged Gruner. Mango, papaya. Gorgeous, concentrated. I'm hooked. *edited - this isn't Gruner, it's Pinot Gris!!!!! Even more impressive!*

Holy white pepper and wet rock, batman. My first aged Gruner. Mango, papaya. Gorgeous, concentrated. I'm hooked. *edited - this isn't Gruner, it's Pinot Gris!!!!! Even more impressive!*

Jul 4th, 2015
Helen Keplinger

Owner/Winemaker Keplinger Wines

9.0

More mineral, talc, oyster shells, lime blossom beautiful, sweet acid bal. nice and totally solid but I'm buying singerreidel

More mineral, talc, oyster shells, lime blossom beautiful, sweet acid bal. nice and totally solid but I'm buying singerreidel

May 3rd, 2015
David Musser

Sommelier The Little Nell

8.8

I'd be fine if all Pinot Grigio tasted like this.

I'd be fine if all Pinot Grigio tasted like this.

Apr 4th, 2015
William Hughes

Wonderful, but best to keep in the cellar.

Wonderful, but best to keep in the cellar.

Sep 14th, 2014
Graham Tatomer

Owner/Winemaker Tatomer Wines

8.5

Pinot Gris with flavor, how about that?

Pinot Gris with flavor, how about that?

Dec 14th, 2013
James Borders

So I did the thing where I had a three hour lunch with friends and this was one of the bottles we opened. It's the only Pinot Gris from Austria that I've ever had, and I'll definitely have it again. It was incredible, lush, high acid and remarkably complex.

So I did the thing where I had a three hour lunch with friends and this was one of the bottles we opened. It's the only Pinot Gris from Austria that I've ever had, and I'll definitely have it again. It was incredible, lush, high acid and remarkably complex.

Nov 17th, 2013
Bill Bowman

Could be the best Grauburgunder I have had to date! Had it with Some homemade Pho... Wow

Could be the best Grauburgunder I have had to date! Had it with Some homemade Pho... Wow

Oct 31st, 2013
Nick Bumstead

So perfect.

So perfect.

Aug 10th, 2013
Jason Sliwa

Concentrated, lengthy, rich. This is one big white wine!

Concentrated, lengthy, rich. This is one big white wine!

Jan 14th, 2021