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2017 LOIBENBERG, Riesling, FX Pichler. Wachau, Austria

Bin:  118

Alcohol percentage:  13.5%

Grape variety:

100% Riesling

Producer:

Introduced by agent, Liberty Winess:
“F.X. Pichler is located in Wachau, a region so remarkably beautiful it has earned a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Pichler family have been farmers in the region for five generations. Franz Xaver (F.X.) built a winery in 1971, and his son Lucas makes the wines today.
Lucas’ grandfather began with three hectares of land, which has now grown to 22 hectares. 70% of their wines are classed as ‘smaragd’, the highest quality in the codex, based on must weights, created by a select group of producers called the Vinea Wachau, while 30% are classed as ‘Federspiel’. From a need to adapt to the effects of global climate change, from the 2020 vintage F.X. Pichler will stop using these traditional classifications and, instead, adhere to the DAC Wachau regulations that retain many of the established Vinea Wachau quality criteria, but with the wines labelled as either regional, village or single site.
Loibenberg is one of the largest single vineyard sites in the Wachau and the aspect of the slope is one of the steepest in Loiben. It is fully exposed to the south, making it very warm and sunny, producing opulent, intense and yet subtle wines.”

Old Bridge rating:

Unusual style of Riesling – the opulent richness of a Viognier, but braced with exciting freshness.

£54.00

£51.30 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£48.60 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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