Vinous Reverie Notes
In 2014 few vintners got as lucky as Karl Holzapfel, whose famous vineyards (Achleiten, Klaus and Kollmitz) produced brilliant and fresh wines that reached Federspiel classifications with ease. If you look a bit further North in the valley many wines did not reach this distinction and had to be chaptalized, and -- due to the strict laws of the region -- also be declassified to wines that don't carry the Federspiel distinction. This Riesling grown on the Wachau's signature Gföhler Gneis was pressed very lightly and fermented slowly in steel tanks, thus preserving its brilliant Riesling fruit. Within the fresh Federspiel category this is a soft Riesling with pleasant acidity and a creamy finish that will work perfectly with (grilled) fish or cold appetizers.