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FX Pichler 'Ried Durnsteiner' Gruner Veltliner, Wachau, Austria 2021

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GRUNER VELTLINER
LINEAR & MINERAL
SUSTAINABLE FARMING
CRITIC SCORE 90+ and COLLECTIBLE & CELLAR-WORTHY
WACHAU
AUSTRIA

FX Pichler 'Ried Durnsteiner' Smaragd Gruner Veltliner, Wachau 2021

Winemaker:  Louis Pichler

Farming: Sustainable

Variety: GRUNER VELTLINER

Terroir: Wines bearing the name of DÜRNSTEIN refer to the designation of origin of some fabulous village wines. Under this name they bottle wines from grapes hand-picked from a selection of terraced mountain vineyards. The grapes derive predominantly from younger plots, or from sites not harvested for a “Ried” single-vineyard growth wine, and from vineyards in the plains around the municipality of Dürnstein. This vineyard blend is enticing and invigorating, with sappy and subtle mineral characters.

Vinification: Multi-pass manual picking of premium-quality,  physiologically highly ripe grapes; careful grape processing,  and traditional upbringing of the wines in large oak casks; and aiming for naturalness and distinctiveness by doing consistently without chaptalization, fining and concentration. Bottled in April and partly from the first pickings in the terraces of the top vineyards and partly from the latest picking on the valley floor
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Tasting Notes: "FX Pichler's 2021 Dürnsteiner Grüner Veltliner offers a beautifully clear, intense and elegant nose with a stony and even flinty character and the typical coolish Wachau spiciness. On the palate, this is a medium to full-bodied, dense and elegant, vital and lively Veltliner with structured fruit, grip and stable, saline acidity that carries the wine to a sustainable and tensioned finish. Stimulating bitter notes here." Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (December 2022)

Critical Acclaim: 92 PTS, Wine Advocate