Due to the meagre soil of the Achleiten vineyard, the cultivation of Riesling is characterized by reduced yields. The grapes for this Smaragd are harvested in several passages and according to strict selection. After maceration on the skins, grapes are gently pressed. After fermentation (partly spontaneously) in stainless steel tanks, the wine is aged in large wooden casks after initial time in steel tanks. The late bottling and the long ageing on the fine lees provide precise nuances and additional depth.
The silicate-rich soil dominates this vineyard’s landscape. On the upper terraces, gneiss is the prevailing subsoil, the lower terraces are made of dark schist.