Tegernseerhof, Riesling "Bergdistel" Wachau, Austria 2017 100% Riesling
RIPE LIME & PINEAPPLE, SUAVE MINERAL, RACY YET RICH Imposingly steep, the terraced vineyards of Austria’s Wachau Valley are stony and sun-soaked, guaranteeing maximum ripeness (despite being one of Austria’s coolest viticultural climates), while gneiss soils further bolster acidity. In fact, wines designated “Smaragd” are made from only the ripest of grapes, and represent the best of the best. This offering from Tegernseerhof not only meets and exceeds these expectations, it does so without climbing into prohibitive price ranges. Serving Suggestion: Smoked trout schnitzel w/ caper-mustard cream sauce & lemony white asparagus w/ marinated artichoke hearts. Szechuan salt & pepper squid w/ pickled lotus root.