Weingut Knoll - Ried Loibenberg Loibner Riesling Federspiel 2016
Weingut Knoll - Ried Loibenberg Loibner Riesling Federspiel 2016 (88 TSW)
Let’s kick off the weekend with a nice white wine from Wachau – Austria.
It’s still young so I decanted this wine before drinking.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a light golden yellow color / bright amber.
On the medium nose aromas of ripe pear, yellow apple and nectarine with hints of citrus, wet stone and light smoke.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and freshness. I expected more acidity but a very nice balanced and fresh wine with a light nutty aftertaste.
About the winery:
Knoll winery guarantees the absolute top of the Wachau and Austria. The winery is in the Knoll family in 1825 and has about 16 hectares in top vineyards in and around Unterloiben (including Schütt, Kreutles, Pfaffenberg, Loibnerberg and Kellerberg). In addition, there are also grapes of approximately five hectares from winegrowers from the area. Unterloiben is the westernmost of the Wachau.
This is modest as the Knoll family, the opo lent are their etiquette. As if they were 60 years old, St. Urbanis unchanged their label; with a bunch of grapes in his on the right, as befits a good wine saint. The label is built on a label by Wachauer artist Siegried Stoitzner, which is owned by the Knoll family. To the left and right of Urbanus is a poem written in Gothic letters:
Just don't baptize me / wine
Let him run like / pagan
Only thirst / should be Christian
This is how one pays / honors wine