Riesling Steinterrassen Stadt Krems Austria 2020

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  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2020
  • ABV: 12,5%
  • Origin: Niederösterreich/Austria
  • Grapes: 100% Riesling


A winery largely owned by the town of Krems, which stands quite majestically in the city centre amongst its 35 ha of surrounding vines. After an unfortunate set back in 2010 when part of the newly-built cellar fell to the ground following a bout of heaving spring rain, it was excellent news to hear that after a further two years of re-building, Weingut Stadt Krems was once again fully operational, this time boasting a new and improved cellar. This is a story of continued renovation and partial replanting, carried out by the most jovial Fritz Miesbauer and his henchman, 'Goosey', with the considerable increase in quality of the wines a testament to the pair's energy and initiative. The estate comprises different parcels of varied terroir, including schist and also conglomerate rock, which produce a distinctive range of single vineyard wines showcasing the variety of styles of this area.

This crisp, dry Austrian Riesling has a wonderful, lifted perfume of freshly cut limes and lemon blossom. The palate is light bodied, precise, taut and linear, with pure citrus flavours and a stony backbone. This is a finely textured, lively wine, with an harmonious, bracing finish.