Weingut Wohlmuth Riesling Dr. WU… Phyllit Spätlese
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Family run winery for nearly 200 years.
- Because the vineyards are extremely steep, the grapes must be hand- picked from sparse slate soils.
- Weingut Wohlmuth engages in Eco-friendly vinification practices, using no herbicides or pesticides.
Varietal Composition: 100% Riesling
Elaboration: The Wohlmuth Riesling Dr. WU… Phyllit Spätlese is grown in phyllitischer schiefer (phyllitic slate) soil at an altitude of 500-550m. The vineyard is steep (up to 90%), so the grapes were selected and picked by hand.
Tasting Notes: Just a faint note of candied kumquat appears on the shy nose. The palate then brings in crystallized Mandarin, walking that tightrope between sweet abandon and tingling acidity. It does so in a dancing, slender and agile fashion. This offers a superb highwire act that makes a virtue of the very weightlessness of the wine. ~ Wine Enthusiast
2019 – 96 Points Wine Enthusiast
Kitzeck im Sausal is a village that deserves high praise. That’s because it boasts the highest-in-elevation wine estates in Austria. But it takes more than a mountaintop to create great wine. It takes many generations of the Wohlmuth family who have been making 100% single-estate-grown wine here since 1803!