An intense and impressively layered federspiel (the middle classification of ripeness at harvest in the Wachau), nicely balanced between fruit extract in the white peach and white grapefruit spectrum, and sprightly acids. Notably lighter and more vibrant than the usually deep and ripe Pichler style, with very good length and depth. Another fine wine from this regional leader for enjoyment over the next half dozen years or so.
IGP Val de Loire, France
100% Fie Gris
Pale, almost colorless in the glass, this wine smells of golden apples and wet stones. In the mouth the wine has a moderate sweetness, with flavors of lemon and apple, and a hint of something woody, like a wet deck in the rain. A finish of grapes.
50% Pinot Gris, 45% Welsh Riesling, 5% Muscat Ottonel
Intense aromas of roses, rose oil and water, refreshing citrus aromas, strawberries and cherry character, light muscat, very subtle tannins give the wine character.
Attractive bouquet of grapefruit zest, over white blossom and fine herb spice. The palate displays juicy characters of fresh tropical fruit supported by elegant balance and a lingering aftertaste of ripe yellow peach.