Riesling "Ried Loibenberg", Pichler-Krutzler

Riesling "Ried Loibenberg", Pichler-Krutzler - 2019

Item # 46877 750mL

Essentially a Smaragd in all but name, Pichler-Krutzler is not a member of Vinea Wachau, so cannot use the classification designations. Made from the highest quality and ripest Riesling, Loibenberg was first mentioned in 1253 as Austria's first vineyard. Dry, mineral, and intense, this racy white will age for years to come. Pair with crayfish in saffron cream sauce.

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Riesling

Though the trend is now in the other direction, for many years Riesling was known for producing wines with little alcohol and some residual sugar - too sweet for many modern wine drinkers. Though it's now cultivated worldwide, Riesling is nearly synonymous with German wine, and that country's winemakers have lately begun to produce some very exciting dry versions. They are careful to retain the delightful honeyed, flinty flavors that the best sweet Rieslings have always displayed. Alsace, of...

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Austria

Austrian wine is finally getting the attention it deserves. Ever since the late 1980s, Austrian winemaking has taken a much more rigorous approach to quality control, and returned to its roots in organic viticulture.Deservedly famous for its white wines (Grüner Veltliners especially), Austria makes a number of delicious red wines as well.The most widely grown red grape in Austria is Zweigelt (a.k.a. Blauer Zweigelt), which yields full-bodied wines, deep in color and featuring bold flavors of...

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