Some great Austrian Rieslings
2 Apr 2013 by Richard Hemming
See also The best Welschriesling in the world? published yesterday and Julia on Grüner Veltliners from different soil types in  Digging the dirt under Grüner Veltliner . . A snippet of Austrian Rieslings follows below, as tasted in London at the annual Austrian tasting earlier this year. The notes cover a range of regions and classifications, with the latter being significantly more influential on style than the former. Broadly speaking, those styles have two poles: lighter, leaner and lower in alcohol, and fuller, riper and higher in alcohol. In the Wachau, these styles are given the names Federspiel (maximum alcohol...

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