Rudi Pichler Gruner Veltliner Federspiel 2018/2020 Wachau Austria
Where the Danube carves a route through the harsh primary rock of the Wachau valley vineyards perch on the outcrops above, and into the wooded hinterland. The surprising heat gives rise to a powerful terroir perfect for gruner veltliner and riesling. This aristocratic example captures the mineral power of the site. Tightly wound but layered, with herbal, peppery flavours and terrific length. Try with trout or smoked fish or roast belly pork.