2018 Salomon Undhof Riesling Ried KoglRiesling from Austria
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Founded in 1792 Salomon Undhof is one of the oldest privately owned wineries of Austria situated in the picturesque town of Stein on the Danube River. The Salomon family own 30...
- 93 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93 Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"From vines 30-50 years old that were picked in early October, Salomon's 2018 Riesling Ried Kögl 1ÖTW is clear, fresh and concentrated on the apricot and white peach (chutney) nose that intermixes with subtle floral and flinty aromas. Intense and elegant on the palate, this is a perfectly ripe and lush, remarkably balanced Riesling classic from a very warm vintage. Well structured, the finish is pure, salty-piquant and reveals lovely grip and tension as well as stimulating salinity, while the fleshy fruit remains. Highly attractive and with excellent aging potential. Tasted twice in September 2019."
Founded in 1792 Salomon Undhof is one of the oldest privately owned wineries of Austria situated in the picturesque town of Stein on the Danube River. The Salomon family own 30 hectares of vineyards which are planted with equal amounts of Riesling and Grüner Veltliner as well as a tiny amount of Gelber Traminer on the best terraced sites along the Danube River in Stein and Krems. Today, seventh generation Dr Bert Salomon and his wife Gertrud are the custodians of almost 230 years of wine-making history.
Matching each grape variety with the right soil and climate has always been the main focus of Salomon’s viticultural efforts. Loess soils offer optimum conditions for the Grüner Veltliner planted on the Ried Lindberg site, while the urgestein (primary rock) soils in the vineyards of Ried Kögl and Ried Pfaffenberg are ideally suited to Riesling. These are the same soils as those of the Wachau, which borders the town of Stein to the west. All the grapes are harvested traditionally by hand only. These great vineyard locations coupled with meticulous work in both the vineyards and the winery result in a range of wines with great power and complexity, yet with lovely finesse and a striking mineral personality.
Kögl is an Erste Lage classified vineyard in Stein, with a steeply terraced, due south aspect and is composed of heavily weathered urgestein, particularly rich in crystalline schist.
93 - Stephan Reinhardt - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||apple, pear, peach, apricot and honey|
|Nose||petrol, flint, rose petal, violet, orange peel, apple, pear and peach|