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Weingut F. X. Pichler Riesling Ried Burgstalltext

Weingut F. X. Pichler Riesling Ried Burgstall 2021

AustriaFounded in Oberloiben in 1898, the Pichler estate has developed a reputation as a GrĂ¼ner Veltliner specialist since Franz Pichler Sr began selecting his own clones in 1928. His grandson son Lucas joined the winery team in 1996, taking over winemaking at the estate in 1999 and assuming management of the whole estate in 2009. Lucas manages the winery together with his wife Johanna, representing the 5th generation to farm these lands. The Burgstall vineyard refers to a crag bedrock plateau towering 30 metres above, bordering Unterloiben to the east. This sun drenched, wind swept vineyard is situated at the westernmost end of this rock terrace, and the soils consist of pure gneiss and granite, with a shallow topsoil of sand. Bone dry and energetic, with crunchy green apple, Asian pear, lemon pith, verbena strung across a buzzy granitic baseline. Whiffs of elderflower and struck stone scent the juicy, vibrant palate, finishing with lingering lime pith and saline notes. Lovely energy here in this pure riesling, drinking smartly now, and with time ahead.Tasted: 10 September 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: F.X. PichlerDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Riesling