Emmerich Knoll Loibner Riesling Federspiel 2022

A$52.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Wachau, Austria
Rating
94 points

Vintages

2022

Description

Emmerich Knoll's Riesling Loibner Federspiel epitomizes the Ortswein (village wine) classification, sourced from diverse plots surrounding the family abode. These vineyards, predominantly situated on flat terrain and at the mountain's base, showcase a mosaic of floodplain and loess soils infused with gneiss components. Averaging 25 years in age (spanning from 5 to 45 years), the vines thrive at a density of 3,500-4,000 per hectare.

The meticulous crafting of this wine begins with a 100% hand harvest, eschewing destemming to preserve the grape's integrity. Employing an airbag press, the grapes undergo a gentle extraction with one to four hours of skin contact. The fermentation process unfolds in a symphony of casks and stainless-steel tanks, boasting capacities ranging from 500 to 5,000 liters, meticulously selected based on batch quality.

Fermentation, orchestrated by a fusion of native and cultured yeast, spans a thoughtful duration of five to 10 days, maintaining temperatures between 20 to 23°C. Post-fermentation, the wine gracefully matures on lees for a minimum of four months, embracing a hands-off philosophy with no bâtonnage.

Rating

Score
94 points
Review

Full stone fruit aromas and a touch of ripe melon for a dry riesling that’s so sleek and racy. Wonderful balance in spite of the high acidity, giving this barely medium-bodied wine so much energy. Very long, samurai sword-like finish. Drinkable now, but best from 2025.

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
7-10 °C
Alcohol
12%
Food pairing
Riesling pairs exceptionally well with spicy dishes, as its vibrant acidity and fruity sweetness complement and balance the heat.

Tasting Profile

Nose
Very racy and vibrant with pronounced aromas of summer meadows, green and yellow apples, along with a subtle hint of pepper.
Palate
At the lower limit of medium-bodied, it exhibits a healthy structure with fine tannins that delicately underline the discreet fruit, showcasing excellent balance and a lingering finish.

Emmerich Knoll Loibner Riesling Federspiel 2022

Emmerich Knoll Loibner Riesling Federspiel 2022
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