The best Welschriesling in the world?


This is the first of three tasting articles to be published this week on Austria. See also Some great Austrian Rieslings (as in the Riesling for which Germany is famous) and Digging the dirt under Grüner Veltliner.

The notes below were taken shamefully long ago – in November 2011. My delay in publishing them has been partly down to my (justified as it turns out) fear of not doing full justice to the work of Heidi Schröck of Rust (pictured, with a tree outside her winery which she had protected for the winter with crochet work) on the east...