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2013 Hirsch Riesling ZobingRiesling from Austria

$18.98

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"Fresh yellow hue, enticing aromas of stone fruit fragrance, crisp minerality, lush, magnificent complexity, perfection." - Importer...

  • 91 David Schildknecht - Vinous Media
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"A gorgeous nose evokes saffron, moss, iris and lily-of-the-valley along with anticipations of the white peach and apple that then dominate a slightly waxy, palpably dense yet buoyant palate. Orange rind accents and the persistence of inner-mouth floral perfume add appeal, leading to a finish of infectious juiciness, delightful levity (at well under 12% alcohol) and seeming suffusion of crushed stone. Most of the truly astonishing values from this vintage involve Grüner Veltliner, but here’s a Riesling whose price/quality rapport wows. What’s more, its energetically interactive and refreshing appeal had not dimmed in the least on the occasion of a September 2105 retasting." September 2015.

"Hannes (i.e., Johannes) Hirsch has been a creative force behind many of the Kamptal’s most memorable wines of the past two decades. He was the first Austrian grower I am aware of to have kicked every cépage but Riesling and Grüner Veltliner out of his cellar (in 1997). He was the first to completely commit his production (from 2003 on) to screwcap bottling (in the face of a threatened boycott that never materialized), and among the first to commit his top bottlings to nine months’ élevage. Hirsch was among Lower Austria’s “class of 2006” growers to convert to biodynamics and has since been an eloquent spokesperson for that approach. Although Josef Hirsch foresightedly passed the reins of this estate to his son at a very early age, the two continue to work as a team and are almost continually in their vineyards except when on the road selling wine. Starting with 2013, bottlings have been dedicated to the estate’s small holdings of Grüner Veltliner in the Grub and Renner vineyards--material that was formerly blended into his Heiligenstein bottling." - Vinous

Product Description:

"Fresh yellow hue, enticing aromas of stone fruit fragrance, crisp minerality, lush, magnificent complexity, perfection." - Importer

Product Detail

Item # 96884
Country Austria
Region Niederosterreich-Lower Austria
Sub-Region Kamptal
Ratings

91 - David Schildknecht - Vinous Media

Vintage 2013
Color White
ABV 12.5%
Varietal(s) Riesling
Size 750 mL
Closure Screwtop
Features
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot and honey
Nose petrol, flint, rose petal, violet, orange peel, apple, pear and peach