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.
The Silberbichl vineyard gets its name from the silvery flecks of mica that dot its soils. The 54 terraced hectares have been known for producing exquisitely delicate wines since 1562. Composed of a unique mixture of löss and sandy Danube gravel, the site has been awarded the esteemed Erste Lage designation by the Association of Austrian Traditional Wine Estates.