93 points, James Suckling |
About the Wine
93 points, James Suckling
“A very elegant, medium-bodied Viennese dry riesling that has the fine, peachy fruit, creamy body and long, moderately dry finish we expect from these wines. The fine, chalky character and tannins give the wine excellent depth at the emphatic finish. Drink or hold. Glass stopper.”
About The Winery
Austrian winemaker Fritz Wieninger grew up in the family heurigen (wine taverns), serving wines produced by his mother, who was one of the first female graduates from the Klosterneuburg - Enology Program. Today, Fritz Wieninger is the leading wine producer in the city of Vienna and is a champion of Gemischter Satz, a traditional field blend and a favorite wine in Vienna's heurigen. Due to his consistent focus and pursuit of quality, Fritz concluded that biodynamic farming was essential to have the best possible wines. The basis of this decision was founded on the belief that healthy soil would promote natural vineyards that would allow flora and fauna to thrive. The Wieninger family cultivates their vineyards in the Bisamberg, in the 19th district, and the Nussberg, in the 21st district of Vienna, which is also where the Wieninger Winery is located. A wide range of wines results from these two areas, whose climates differ due to the separation created by the Danube River.