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Austria

Weingut Türk Kremser Wachtberg Riesling, 2017

  • Grape VarietyRiesling
  • AppellationKremstal
  • Alcohol14 %
  • SourceShipped Exclusively

STORY BEHIND THIS WINE

The Türk winery is located west of Vienna in the idyllic wine village of Stratzing in Kremstal. The roots of the renowned family business go back to the beginning of the 18th century. They own 17ha of quality vineyards, several of which are erste lage or premier cru with about 75% planted with Grüner Veltliner.

Winemaker Franz Türk’s philosophy is to draw on centuries of accumulated family knowledge but also to try something new. His focus is on producing wines with character and finesse, that reflect their terroir, built for the long term, not a sprint or to have flashy fruitiness in youth. The often internationally awarded sweet wines are a special insider tip. Read more. 

OUR IMPRESSION

The soils of the Wachtberg erste lage or premier cru vineyard are sandy pebbly gravel supplied originally by a precursor river to the Dunube. The wines made from vines planted here all show an mineral character and built for the long run not a sprint. So, expect aromas with a mixture or apricot, red apple and lemon supported by a seriously stony mineral texture that gives tremendous length and a dry finish.

Product Award

93pts Falstaff. Fine yellow tropical fruit notes, a hint of peach and passion fruit, lime zest, mineral touch. Juicy, elegant, delicate fruit sweetness, lively acid curve, lemony note in the finish, good development potential, already well drinkable.

92pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.

 

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