Almost half this 12.5 ha Wachau estate is planted to Grüner Veltliner and a quarter to Riesling. There are fine examples of each, both Federspiel and Smaragd, from leading sites. Particularly good is Riesling from Ried Steinborz (from 40–50-year-old vines) with a spicy component to its deep, stylish fruit character. Beyond the good vineyard-specific Grüners there is a late-picked Elisabeth Selection, made from a selection of the best grapes. Rich and powerful it is usually well balanced. A rarity is a Müller-Thurgau TBA. ‘Perish the thought!’ you might think, but if any comes your way don’t hesitate to try it. This is an extraordinary wine for the Müller-Thurgau – very concentrated and very sweet with exotic aromas and a rich toffee, honey and butterscotch palate, all remarkably well balanced.
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