Districtus Austriae Controllatus
The Loiben appellation indicates the vineyards of the villages Ober and Unterloiben at the eastern entrance to the Wachau area. The soil, slightly sloping towards the Danube, is dominated by gravel mixed with some sandy sediments. At night, fresh air from a side valley, the so-called Menthalgraben, flows into the Loibner basin. This type of terroir results in very pure and vigorous wines that show a high but nonetheless mature acidity. The vines are a little younger than all the others of the Pichler-Krutzler company, in fact they have an average age of 20 years. The harvest is always manual and also for 2021 it began at the beginning of October. The fermentation and maturation of the wine in steel takes 4-5 months. As a note regarding the 2021 harvest, it can be said that it was an exceptional year. The wines achieved high acidity with enormous density and length. For PICHLER-KRUTZLER, 2021 was one of the best vintages of the last two decades. This Riesling in the glass has a bright yellow-green color, delicate stone fruits such as peach and apricot envelop the nose, and in the mouth it is well balanced, juicy with good acidity, for a long and mineral finish. Since 2019 the winery and all its wines are certified organic - AT-BIO 402.
Riesling Loiben 2021
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