Prager Steinriegl Riesling Federspiel 2020 (Austria) Rated 93WA
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- 90+ Point Wines
Almost all Syrah (there's a splash of Grenache), the 2019 Côtes Du Rhône Domaine D'Andézon reveals a dense purple color as well as ripe plum and blackberry fruits intermixed with notes of bacon fat, ground pepper, and garrigue. Rich, medium to full-bodied, meaty, and bloody, it has loads of character and should keep for 4-5 years. Drink now-2026.
Wine Tasting Notes
Austrian Riesling is often defined by elevated levels of dry extract thanks to a lengthy ripening period and freshness due to dramatic temperature swings between day and night. Steinriegl's uniquely cool microclimate results in wines of high aroma and focused acidity and its limestone soil provide compact structure and a flavor that is distinctive among Wachau Rieslings.
Riesling's high acidity makes it one of the most versatile wines at the table. Riesling can be used to cut the fattiness of foods such as pork or sausages and can tame some saltiness. Conversely, it can highlight foods such as fish or vegetables in the same way a squeeze of lemon or a vinaigrette might.