Wine Spectator 92 points - A minerally style, with pure and powerful flavors of currant, dried white raspberry and gooseberry, featuring mouthwatering notes of lemon bar. Accents of mineral and slate show on the finish. Drink now through 2022.-K.M. (Apr 15 2015)
This Riesling is a blend of wines sourced from different terraced (=high quality) vineyards. The elevated terraces consist of stonier soils that bring fruit driven wines with mineral nuances and good aging potential. The vines from lower sited terraces grow partly on layered fertile loess and bring earlier maturing wines that are very expressive in their youth.
By combining those two characteristics, we obtain a Riesling that shows both finesse and a certain vigor. First time filled with Stelvin Closure
Yield: 3500 liters per hectare
Seafood, cold starters, grilled fish, white meat, fried or roasted chicken and different asian dishes (Wok) if not too hot.
|Generally considered Austria’s best winery, based on steadily outstanding wines across the entire range. Remarkable attention to detail for a large (by my standards at 60 hectares) winery. The wines are quite unlike any wines I know, not in their actual flavors, but rather the way flavors are presented to the palate. They are, it might be said, the Stradivarius of wines, distinguishable (and made precious) by the beauty of their tones. Indeed, I always seem to think in sonorous terms for Willi’s wines: "THE ACOUSTICS of the fruit are perfect,” I wrote at one point. You taste class immediately. Stuart Pigott described them as "silky.” I find them either lovably impressive or impressively lovable or who knows? Both.