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Pichler-Krutzler, Loiben RieslingWachau, Austria 2018 (750mL)

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Pichler-Krutzler, Loiben Riesling Wachau, Austria 2018 (750mL)

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“Austria is producing some of the world’s most profound dry Riesling and Pichler-Krutzler is leading the new generation.”

The 2018 Pichler-Krutzler “Loiben” Riesling, sourced from some of the world’s greatest Riesling vineyards in the Loiben village, neighboring Wachau legends such as Emmerich Knoll and Tegernseerhof. These vineyards enjoy sun-drenched, south-facing slopes following a crucial bend on the Danube River. The river proximity is vital in this part of the world, protecting nearby vineyards from harsh nighttime temperatures and reflecting sunlight to vines during the day. These incredibly steep slopes along the Danube consist primarily of gneiss soil, naturally inhibiting yields of grapevines. The results are wines of exceptional depth with layers of minerality and endless acidity.

This Riesling is bottled electricity, striking just in time for spring. It is visually stunning, reflecting a brilliant pale straw core in the glass tracing outward to a green rim. The nose entices with a mix of stone fruit, delicate white flowers, and honey. On the palate, precise acidity marks every sip on the palate like an Indy car tucking cleanly into each turn. The racy
mouthfeel is accented with an undertone of subtlety and nuance; key lime panna cotta & fresh lemongrass rounded out by a signature savory herbal finish. If we had one word to sum up the Pichler-Krutzler experience, it would be exhilarating.

  • CountryAustria
  • RegionWachau
  • Sub-RegionLoiben
  • SoilGneiss
  • FarmingSustainable
  • BlendRiesling
  • Alcohol12.5%
  • OakAll Stainless Steel
  • Temp.Serve at 45-50° F
  • GlasswareAll-Purpose Whites
  • DrinkingNow-2025+
  • Decanting10-15 Minutes
  • PairingQuick-Cured Halibut in Chile-Lime Dressing

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