Winzer Krems, Kremser Pfaffenberg Reserve Riesling 2015, Kremstal, Austria
Tasting Note: Experience riesling’s elegance with this Austrian riesling from the Kremstal region that nods towards the Mosel but with a riper fruit profile.
Medium-intensity lemon in color this wine has a nose of yellow pear, green apple and ripe tropical fruit including nectarine, pineapple and lemon peel.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied riesling echoes flavors suggested on the nose supported by fresh, high acidity and completes with a tart, chalky, long finish.
The wine has the high-acid back of a Mosel riesling but with a riper fruit style and fuller body – perhaps more Mittelrhein or Rheingau influenced in style.
The riesling is slightly petillant with small bubbles clinging to the inside of your glass.
Lastly, the wine has structure, mid-palate complexity and balance between the acidity and fruit even while the fruit on the nose is riper than it is on the palate.
A riesling to repeat.
Importer: Saranty Imports, White Plains, New York
Tasting Date: April 15, 2017