AFN-301

Riesling Hochacker, Nigl

Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Austria
Region:
Kremstal
Variety:
Riesling
Color:
White
Case Pack:
6
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Sustainable
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

In great vintages this is one of the world’s best Rieslings. Yes, you read it right—one of the world’s best. It’s a plateau above the Pellingen, on a complex soil in which the original loess eroded and exposed the bedrock of marble, amphibolite, paragneiss and mica schist. Because it is flat it stores water, and because of that it is stunning in dry vintages. I cannot, honestly, drink the 2013 without weeping. (Even if I’m also watching wrestling!) This recalls the Höhereck from Alzinger, another miracle-wine; it has a similarly ecstatic mineral and otherworldly fruit—the fruit is maybe more prominent here. It has the chiseled coolness of a Gaisberg, the pollen wind of extraterrestrial fruits and orchids; a rare urgent bliss of inexplicable loveliness. – Terry Theise

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
92-93
Date:
2017-08-31