F.X. Pichler

Urgestein Terrassen Smaragd Grüner Veltliner

9.012 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Wachau, Niederösterreich, Austria
Grüner Veltliner
Asian Cuisine, Chili & Hot Spicy, Blue Cheese, Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Matt Ryan

2012 vintage. Amazing complexity. Underripe peach, lemon pith, candied apricot, white pepper, white lilies limestone, river rock, Thai basil. High acid, med + alc. weighty and nervy at the same time.

2012 vintage. Amazing complexity. Underripe peach, lemon pith, candied apricot, white pepper, white lilies limestone, river rock, Thai basil. High acid, med + alc. weighty and nervy at the same time.

Sep 21st, 2017
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.3

Gruner doesn't normally capture me like this, but this wine was awesome!

Gruner doesn't normally capture me like this, but this wine was awesome!

Sep 29th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

A great introduction to Smaragd #grunerveltliner from the Wachau. The density and body of the top wines with energy and freshness of a younger wine. The nose and palate reveal the hallmark (for GV) cracked white peppercorn, basil, fragrant white flowers, with a persistent layer of pear and lime citrus fruit. A touch of ripeness falls in line with the house style. Excellent value and a great example of Smaragd. If you think Gruner is a basic Sauvignon Blanc like wine in 1L bottles try this and don't look back!

A great introduction to Smaragd #grunerveltliner from the Wachau. The density and body of the top wines with energy and freshness of a younger wine. The nose and palate reveal the hallmark (for GV) cracked white peppercorn, basil, fragrant white flowers, with a persistent layer of pear and lime citrus fruit. A touch of ripeness falls in line with the house style. Excellent value and a great example of Smaragd. If you think Gruner is a basic Sauvignon Blanc like wine in 1L bottles try this and don't look back!

May 13th, 2016
Andrew Stover

Sommelier/Wine Director Oya & Sei, Wine Blogger ChiefWino, Founder Vino50

9.0

2012 FX Pichler 'Urgestein Terrassen' Smaradg #Grüner #Wachau #Austrianwine. Intense nose of green grass, honeydew and white pepper with yellow apple and Asian pear on a long, smooth mineral finish. Texture is thick for Grüner. This is a serious #wine. #sommelier #sommlife #wineporrn #winepimping

2012 FX Pichler 'Urgestein Terrassen' Smaradg #Grüner #Wachau #Austrianwine. Intense nose of green grass, honeydew and white pepper with yellow apple and Asian pear on a long, smooth mineral finish. Texture is thick for Grüner. This is a serious #wine. #sommelier #sommlife #wineporrn #winepimping

Oct 11th, 2015
Vinny Eng

Pichler: chewy, grizzly, savory.

Pichler: chewy, grizzly, savory.

Nov 12th, 2014
Frank Pinto

Had a glass last night at Terroir Tribeca. Big acid rush and white pepper kick paired well roasted/caramelized Brussels sprouts, onions and pine nuts

Had a glass last night at Terroir Tribeca. Big acid rush and white pepper kick paired well roasted/caramelized Brussels sprouts, onions and pine nuts

May 30th, 2015
Rassadkin Alexander

Rassadkin had this 3 years ago

Rassadkin had this 3 years ago

Apr 5th, 2017
Max Hendgen

Max had this 4 years ago

Max had this 4 years ago

Apr 2nd, 2016
Darryl Wash

Darryl had this 4 years ago

Darryl had this 4 years ago

Sep 22nd, 2015
Andrew Shaheen

Andrew had this 5 years ago

Andrew had this 5 years ago

May 10th, 2015