Riesling "Feuersbrunn," Weingut Bernhard Ott
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Riesling "Feuersbrunn," Weingut Bernhard Ott - 2017

Item # 40788 750mL
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A dry Riesling with aromas and flavors of orange blossom and coriander accent. The Ott family has been growing and producing wine in the region of Wagram in Lower Austria since 1889. Bernhard Ott is of the fourth generation and has managed the winery since 1995, when he took the helm from his father.


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Feuersbrunn! It really is an amazing name for a wine. Weingut Bernhard Ott is located in the village, about an hour northwest of Vienna. It certainly is not a misnomer, and does not disappoint. This truly had everything I was looking for, but had somehow not quite found, in many Austrian Rieslings. I stand corrected. Bernhard Ott is making some phenomenal wines in the Wagram region. All the grapes are hand picked, macerated on the skins for one day, and spend several months on the fine lees. The grapes are sourced from the Ried Kirchthal and Ried Losling vineyards. The wine is bursting with flavor, high acidity, and just overall joy. His website says that "One cannot live on Veltliner alone", and once you taste this you will know how true that is!

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