Alzinger Riesling 'Durnsteiner' Federspiel Wachau 2017
Alzinger’s 11 hectares of vines span some of Austria’s greatest growing sites, including Steinertal and Loibenberg. All of the estate’s fruit is whole-cluster crushed and sees short macerations, creating elegant wines of pristine quality. The ‘Durnsteiner’ Riesling is juicier than the ‘Steinertal,’ showing a seriously stone fruit driven palate noted with herbs. Precision and structure give way to a lasting, thirst-quenching finish.
A versatile contender for ‘Greatest White Wine Grape in the World’ honors this German icon is not only insistently aromatic and mineral-rich but thrillingly acidic even at “sweet” ripeness levels.More wines with this grape
The land of Schwartzenegger and strudel delivers ethereal, electric whites along the Danube, but Grüner and Riesling aren't the whole story; its savory, mineral, lightweight reds can be revelatory.