Prager Gruener Veltliner Weissenkirchen Hinter der Burg 2012
This is a clear, brilliant lemon-colored white wine with notes of peppery arugula and watercress on the nose, along with zesty lime ring, kumquats, and wet slate. The palate has similar flavors of Daikon radish, kumquat, lime, white grapefruit, peppery watercress, and tangy clementine. This is a high-quality wine with balance of acidity and long length.
In 1983, the now retired Franz Prager, cofounded the Vinea Wachau association, an organization dedicated to preserving the quality and culture of Wachau wines, while promoting Wachau's image beyond Austrian borders. The marriage of Vienna-born Toni Bodenstein, to Franz's daughter, Ilse, ushered in a sweeping renaissance at the Prager winery. These changes not only affected the way Prager thought, but also how Wachauers thought about their vineyards and their work as winemakers.