Originating in Germany in the 1400s, Riesling is hailed the world over as one of the premier white grape varieties. The 2nd most-planted white grape in Austria, Riesling favors the stony, primary rock soils and slightly warmer climates of the Kremstal. Sensitive and demanding in the vineyard due to its late ripening and susceptibility to different kinds of rot, winemakers nevertheless prize Riesling for its terroir-expressiveness, a quality that shines especially when grown in Austria’s unique Kremstal. Riesling’s acidity and structure, combined with its typical flavor profile of mineralic fruit, make it a supremely versatile food wine.
Riesling thrives in the terroir of the Göttweiger Berg; the singular microclimate and varied soils lend this expressive grape delicate minerality and a lively character on the palate, with shiny citrus and apricot flavors. True to its food-friendly nature, this Riesling complements everything from smoked fish to pizza.