Kellerberg in All Its Glory
2013 FX Pichler Riesling Kellerberg Smaragd
Kellerberg is without a doubt one of Austria's great sites. In 2013 and in Pichler's hands, it shines very brightly.
F.X. Pichler's wines have stood at the pinnacle of Austrian wine for decades. They deliver a muscular, sculpted, glossy and crystalline quality.
2013 promises to be a very special vintage for Pichler. Over the past handful of vintages, Pichler has been refining his style, dialing back the raw power that has been a defining trait of the wines. The 2013 vintage provided the perfect occasion to showcase the stylistic tweaks.
The Riesling Kellerberg serves as a monument to what Pichler achieved in 2013.
The 2013 vintage is undoubtedly a very important one. It's the best young vintage that we can remember tasting. The 2013s stand out for their purity, their balance and their terroir-steeped feeling of completeness.
In 2013, the Riesling Kellerberg struts in full glory. Kellerberg is arguably the Wachau's greatest site. It always has a commanding presence, but for us what separates Kellerberg is its ability to deliver elegance and delineation amidst its attention grabbing power.
The 2013 Riesling Kellerberg delivers a deeply etched, driving minerality of crushed stone backed by zingy citrus notes and vibrant acidity. The total package – the poise, the packed, dynamic mid-palate – is lovely.
We expect really big things from Pichler's 2013 Riesling Kellerberg. We've had a lot of older bottles of Pichler's Kellerberg that were simply killer. Everything is in place for the 2013 to become a legend from this great site.
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