Holy Ground: 2017 F.X. Pichler Riesling Kellerberg Smaragd

Posted by Joe Salamone

Few wines on earth grab your attention like FX Pichler's.

They possess a bold swagger and power, but that's only part of the story. Look beneath the surface and you'll find something very intricate. They are also wonderfully clear, precise and with their own unique flamboyant elegance.

The 2017 vintage really emphasizes Pichler's ability to deliver power with finesse and detail. Pichler's 2017s are layered, rivetingly pure and focused, especially the Kellerberg.

Kellerberg hardly needs an introduction. It's one of Austria's greatest sites - many would place it at the very top. When you taste a Kellerberg, it's obvious how complete it is. Kellerberg is the most finessed, most mineral expression in Pichler's stable.

Year in and year out, F.X. Pichler's Kellerberg is one of the top dry Rieslings of Austria. The 2017 doesn't disappoint.

You can expect the 2017 Kellerberg to be luxurious, deeply etched and profoundly mineral. The amount of drive and regal complexity is really impressive.

I'll wrap this up. F.X. Pichler casts a tremendous shadow over Austrian wine and Riesling Kellerberg is one of the first wines that Pichler fans reach for.

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Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits