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Rudi Pichler Riesling Smaragd Hochrain 2013 750ml

Rated 95 - Lovely elegant, deep, and relaxed on the flinty/limy nose, the pure, bright and herbal-flavored 2013 Riesling Smaragd Wösendorfer...
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Rudi Pichler Riesling Smaragd Kirchweg 2013 750ml

Rated 93 - White peach and pear tartly and piquantly accented by their skins, pits and pips inform a palpably extract-rich and almost electrically...

2013 Riesling Wachau

Riesling grapes have been grown in and around central Europe for centuries, and over time, they became the lasting symbol of south Germany's ancient and proud wine culture. Whilst the reputation of German wines abroad has in the past been mixed, the Germans themselves take an enormous amount of pride in their wineries, and Riesling grapes have now spread around the globe, growing anywhere with the correct climate in which they can thrive. Riesling grape varietals generally require much cooler climatic conditions than many other white grapes, and they are generally considered to be a very 'terroir expressive' varietal, meaning that the features and characteristics of the terroir they are grown on comes across in the flavors and aromas in the bottle. It is this important feature which has allowed Riesling wines to be elevated into the category of 'fine' white wines, as the features of the top quality bottles are generally considered to be highly unique and offer much to interest wine enthusiasts.