2022 Weingut Franz Hirtzberger Setzberg Riesling Smaragd

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2022 Weingut Franz Hirtzberger Setzberg Riesling Smaragd

From the World Heritage Site and enchanting feel-good landscape - that is the Wachau, the narrow Danube valley between Melk and Krems. A great Riesling—full and generous, yet focused with precise acidity. An aromatic bouquet of yellow apple, pear, lemon, and pineapple. Elegant and balanced with a long, lovely finish.

Tasting Notes


Medium greenish yellow, silver reflections.


Inviting nuances of fresh tropical fruit, underlaid with vineyard peach and fresh orange zest, a hint of lime, seductive bouquet.  


Full-bodied, tight-knit, shows fine fruit expression, fresh acidity, yellow peach, mineral-taut finish, very good length. Secure ageing potential, already very inviting and accessible in its youth. Please let it mature!

 2019 Weingut Franz Hirtzberger Setzberg Riesling Smaragd


The Wachau Valley is one of the most beautiful historic landscapes in the world and has been included, since 2000, as part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Here in between the Danube on the one side and the mountains on the other side is the village of Spitz.

Five generations of Hirtzbergers have lived here, tending the vines which have been planted in the Wachau Valley in the 13th Century. Today wine is produced with all the modern know-how at our disposal, but still following the tradition of the Wachau Valley and our family.


  • 96-98 points - Falstaff 2020 


    Year 2022
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 100% Riesling
    Country Austria
    Alcohol content
    13% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.8units
    Type White Wine
    Cellaring Potential Should be stunning in 5-10 years.
    Dietary Information Vegetarian & Vegan Approved, Sustainable Farming
    Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
    Origin Wachau