Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) is rare in the Wachau. In the hands of Rudi Pichler, you find a wine that tastes of the apricots for which the Wachau is also famous. This is delicious wine, rounded and ripe, packed with luscious fruit and acidity.
As its name suggests, this is a wine which comes from shrivelled berries, full of concentrated sugar. Triebaumer specializes in these wines which areproduced in limited quantities. This one has layers of golden botrytis flavors; it’s intense and rich, and should be savored on its own.
From the Scheiben vineyard, this Weissburgunder-(Pinot Blanc) based wine is dominated by its nutmeg spice even before the sweetness arrives. It is elegant, not hugely intense, but obviously very sweet. However, there is also a fine freshness here.
A wine with an inviting nose of ripe fruit, layered with notes of honey and lovely, savory-earthy minerality. This is broad across the palate, with a smooth rich texture. Dry and fresh, featuring ample flavors of ripe orchard and stone fruit, with spice and balsamic notes adding complexity. Long length and a persistent savory finish.
A warm, soft, very ripe wine, bringing pear and apple flavors into a mélange of caramel and vanilla. The wine has concentration along with spice, and a rich texture. It would benefit from a few years’ aging. Screwcap.
The Burggarten Vineyard is below the Falkenstein Castle, producing a Pinot Blanc that is rich and creamy, with a slight hint of wood aging. Fullbodied with pear and white peach flavors, it will mature for 3–4 years. Screwcap.
Initially soft, this wine then shows a fruity, apple and green plum skin structure. It has fine flavors of creamy apple, lemon and lime and pure, freshly crisp acidity. The finish is richer, the creaminess of the fruit beginning to dominate.