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Hogl J&G Riesling Federspiel 2021


no added sulfur

Country: Austria

Region: Wachau

Type: White Wine

Grape: Riesling

The Hogl family estate lies deep in heart of the Spitzer Graben, the coolest and least known part of the Wachau, a place that Josef Hogl, the best-known winegrower in the valley, calls the forgotten Wachau. The area takes its name from the Spitzerbach, a stream that runs through the east west glen. Along the sides of the valley lie Hogl's impressive expanse of terraced vineyards climbing steep hillsides which enjoy a perfect southern exposure. As Josef Hogl explains, not only is this the coolest terroir in the Wachau, there is also very little wind. It is warm without being too warm or too dry. Cool but not too cold. Here the grapes ripen slowly, allowing for finely-developed aromatics and cool off at night, limiting sugar production.

Grown in close proximity to the Danube, in sandy soils from Weissenkirchen, Durnstein and Loiben, this is an easygoing Riesling with dazzling aromatics. A perfect example of Hogl's graceful style, this vintage shows incredible minerality and acidity.