Riesling Platin 2014

75cl Jurtschitsch Riesling Platin Austria > Kamptal Fruit driven, smooth and dry
"It's a slight departure from many Kamptal wines in that it is reaching an early peak right now, with a quite lush baked apple attack, a lean, clean but generous mid-palate mouthfeel, then a complex pear-tart finish of piercing acidity, fine minerality and a dab of honeyed generosity. Almost all things to all Riesling lovers, but with a veer towards glorious roundness." Tomas Clancy - The Sunday Business Post

The Jurtschitsch family has owned this magnificent winery since 1868.Today, it is run by three brothers, Edwin, Paul and Karl producing a large range of Langenlois and Kamptal wines, all of impeccable quality. The majority of the 60 hectares of vineyards are based in Langenlois, a naturally protected basin, where high temperatures are common during the day due to extensive sun exposure, while cool air flows in from the bordering, higher situated Waldviertal region in the evening. This temperature variation is the secret to the wonderfully distinctive flavour development noted primarily with Grüner Veltliner and Riesling from this region. In the 1970’s, the brothers began using compost and green fertilisation to nourish thier soils and since 2006, the vineyard management has been converted to controlled organic methods."

'Rich, rounded fruit with some engaging aromatics. Nicely "mature" and civilised, but with years of life left in it.' Ernie Whalley 

'Age has developed the nose and filled out the palate and made it a little softer.  Attractive apple and peach fruit.' Martin Moran

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