F.X. Pichler Riesling Ried Kellerberg Smaragd 2018
A striking wine that has such intensity, length and complexity, yet somehow manages to deliver a very elegant, pure and focused style. Aromas of ripe stone fruit, white flowers, spice and freshly picked herbs lead to a palate that has a vivid stream of minerals, swathed in ripe peaches and mangoes and coursing through the finish. Impressive in every respect. Drink or hold. - 97pts, James Suckling
The winery of F. X. Pichler has been in the hands of the Pichler family for five generations and is located in the Wachau Valley. The vineyards are concentrated on the southern side of the Danube and are planted in steep terraces, originating from the 13th century.F. X. Pichler only produces white wines: Grüner Veltliner, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Since 1999 Lucas Pichler is responsible for the vinification, while his farther F.X. continues to meticulously take care of the vines. Their philosophy is to produce world class wines. They want to craft wines that reflect the year, the soil and the special microclimate of the Wachau. The subtle nuances of each single vineyard are to be experienced and tasted in their multi-layered uniqueness.