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Staff Pick

Riesling "Stein Terrassen", Högl - 2014

Item # 27389 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
$299.52 $269.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Refreshingly beautiful and aromatic, this dry Riesling displays apricots and peaches on tightly interlaced acidity. Touches of pollen, colorful citrus lend interest and zip as a tart finish whets your appetite for more. Underpinings of minerals, harsh rocks remind you that this is a skillfully crafted wine; it is sleek and athletic in its structure.Try with spiced ginger chicken or pork, grapefruit / endive salad or enjoy on its own!

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Staff Pick Notes

Josef Högl, the best-known winegrower in the Spitzer Graben, or as he calls it for this reason "the forgotten Wachau", as it is often ignored by tourists making their way down the Danube. Everyone goes up and down the river or the highway, but only a few folks get lost and find their way to us." Some 100 hectares, a solid third of the town Spitz's total plantings, are located in the Graben, and this expanse of terraces spreads itself out quite impressively on the hillsides. Since the glen runs East-West from Spitz to Viessling, the vineyards enjoy a full South-Southwest exposure. Josef Högl continues, "The Spitzer Graben is different from the rest of the Wachau. Not too far away from the Danube, but still different. It is the coolest terroir in the noble district.

- EG

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