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The Society's Austrian Riesling 2023

3.500000000 star rating 2 Reviews
With delicate aromas of orange blossom and quince, this is a fine example of the crisp, dry style of riesling Austria does so well. Perfect on its own, with seafood, creamy dishes or, naturally, schnitzel. Weingut Wess is a small family-owned winery in the beautiful town of Krems in Lower Austria. Riesling is a passion for talented young winemaker Christina Wess and this exclusive wine is blended from a selection of vineyards across the Kremstal region.
Price: £9.95 Bottle
Price: £119.00 Case of 12
In Stock
Code: AA4581

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 2 - Dry
  • Riesling
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2027
  • 12% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Screwcap

Weingut Wess

Rainer Wess initially studied oenology at Klosterneuburg in the 1980s, and then went to work in various vineyards in Bordeaux. He moved back to Austria in the late 1990s and fell in love with the vineyards of the Wachau and Kremstal, finally purchasing vineyards of his own in 2003.

He purchased 10ha of vineyards in both Kremstal and Wachau. From the outset the focus was on riesling and grüner veltliner, and carefully trying to match these varieties with the perfect plots within vineyards so that the wines might express great terroir. The vines are farmed very carefully with little if any chemicals used, and at harvest the grapes are hand picked. Today, his brilliant winemaker daughter Christina and son-in-law David have taken over the rains from Rainer and continue to bring the terroir into the bottle in as unadulterated and as pure a form as possible.

The winery is housed in a monastery’s ancient cellar right in the middle of the famed Sandgrube vineyard in Krems. Rainer added a new gravity-flow grape-reception facility to the old building in order to ensure that grapes were processed in the gentlest way possible, without pumps. The juice and wine is carefully handled without any oak, which enhances the purity they seek.

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