Weingut Högl, J&G Riesling Federspiel, Wachau, Austria 2017

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Fresh, fruit driven Riesling from the banks of the Danube

Son Georg Högl, father Josef Högl and grandfather Högl, work together on the steep terraced hillsides of Danube River to create outstanding, mineral white wines from the highest and coolest sites in the Wachau. Focusing on Gruner Veltliner in the selected area of Schon and Riesling in the area of Bruck, their style of winemaking is clean and precise. Having won the Federspiel cup for their 2017 Gruner Veltliner, the equivalent of the World Cup in Austria, the 3 generations of Högl are paving the way for Wachau. Wine making techniques including skin contact, warm ferments and minimal intervention breathe life into these noble grape varieties.

From parcels of land situated close to the banks of the Danube. Picking at the end of September, the whole grapes are pressed without any skin contact, cultured yeast, and a stainless steel fermentation controlled to at least 19°C.

Tasting Note: So fresh and bursting with fresh and fruity notes like grapefruit and stone fruits. It is uncomplicated in the most positive sense of the word, that is, it is open and quaffable, defined by clear aromas, but also warm, soft and round. A perfect companion to food.

Critics: 15.5+/20 Jancis Robinson

Riesling (100%)