I ♥ NY
Off Dry & Sweet
F.X. Pichler "Ried Burgstall Federspiel" Riesling from Wachau, Austria 2019
Producer: Franz Xaver Pichler
Taste: Aromas of yellow and green apples, apricots, and almond. On the palate, fresh, delicious, and exceptionally balanced. A precise dry Riesling with exquisite concentration and tension.
Vibes with: light seafood and vegetables
Additional Info: In the year 1906, Franz Xaver’s (F.X.) father was born into the winemaking family. As a vintner, he studied the quality of vineyards and diligently recorded his observations of the growth and quality of individual grapevines into his notebook. Thus, his selection massale (Massal Selection – the French term for the practice of replanting new vineyards with cuttings), enabled him to identify the most outstanding Grüner Veltliner vines from each vineyard and then propagated new vines from that budwood. Towards the end of the 1930s, he was also a founding member of the winegrowers’ cooperative (Winzergenossenschaft) in Loiben, which was established to ensure the economic survival of the numerous small winegrowers in the town. The F.X. Pichler family wine estate is now in its seventh generation. Lucas Franz Pichler (*1973) and his wife Johanna Elisabeth (*1982) currently manage the winery.
The natural cultivation of the vineyards and the careful handling of winemaking with minimal intervention in processing and vinification are the basis of authentic wines. We are currently in the transitional process to become a certified organic winery from the 2022 vintage. The addition of animal products has always been, and will continue to remain, excluded with our wines. Therefore, our wines are certified vegan and verified with the V-Label of the Vegan Society of Austria.