From the same producer as my recent LIDL find, I’ve included this wine despite it not readily being available on the UK High Street as I wanted to show there is far more to Austria than their signature variety Grüner Veltliner. This elegant Riesling is a great example of the range of wine the country can offer.
There is a lovely balance to this Riesling: limpid lemon in appearance, the nose betrays attractive aromas of peach, lime, crab apple and pear with some delicate floral notes. On the palate there is a noticeable minerality and savouriness which complements the lovely ripe fruit. Dry, medium bodied and with a trademark zingy acidic backbone giving the wine terrific structure, this is beautifully balanced with a surprisingly long finish.
The relatively low alcohol (12%) makes this a perfect summer sipper.
(Currently unavailable in the UK this was purchased direct from Domäne Wachau http://www.domaene-wachau.at/en/wine/wachau-klassik/ for €9)