Dry, this mineral-driven Riesling also flaunts bergamot, citrus, orange peel and notes of honey. There is loads of freshness, which helps carry the finale. Pork schnitzel, please!
Rich, fresh, complex with great finesse showing stone fruit, white flowers, cracked pepper and minerality. Food-versatile and will likely gain complexity with a few more years of aging. Pair with everything from Tandoori salmon to a grilled veal chop.
Furmint is a beautiful thing, and Heidi Schröck, a leading light of Austrian low-interventionist winemaking, is a terroir transmitter for this buzzing, understated, nonchalent and chic grape. Based in Burgenland, Schröck took over her family’s 10 acres in the village of Rust in 1983, where she quickly started turning out idiosyncratic wines like this from their mica slate, limestone and sandy loam soils. Their south-facing vineyards shade the softly rolling hills around Lake Neusiedl, forming a sort of natural amphitheatre. Nervy and electric, with chamomile scenting ample salts, medicinal lemon, flax, smoked stones, meadow grasses and green apple crispness. A slick of honeyed lees softens the stony base and hints at the age of this wine, one that is entirely not about the fruit. An intellectual stunner now.
Honey, sweet apple, spice, mineral, white flowers and cream are present on a medium-body frame. Very good length and nice little discovery from Austria.
Crisp with flavours of grapefruit, apple, pear, white pepper, mineral and lemon balm. Light-bodied with a lingering personality.
Clear pale yellow. Light nose of apple, hint of sulphur. Light-bodied, with crisp acidity over green apple and lemon-lime flavours. Will improve with another year or 2.