2016 Ried Kögl Salomon Undhof
This represents the less expensive and marginally lighter-weight of two bottlings from the Steiner Kögl but is the better of these in vintage 2016. (Salomon referred to this bottling simple as “Kögl” and to its sibling as “Steiner Kögl.” But from 2017, regulations will require that both wines be labeled “Steiner Kögl.”) A prominent suggestion of stone, smoke and salt emerges on the nose, and that mineral dominance, taken together with textural firmness, makes for a certain sense of austerity. But cooling green herbal aromas and a juicy influx of white peach and Meyer lemon ameliorate the austerity, while piquancy of pits and seeds is stimulatingly integrated into a mouthwateringly saline, brightly and refreshingly lingering finish. A model of clarity and of concentration that doesn’t sacrifice poise, this should be a fascinating bottling to follow. Drinking range: 2018 - 2026 Rating: 92-92 David Schildknecht, www.vinousmedia.com (Oct 2018)
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Rose and rosemary aromas mark this fragrant white, with flavors of apple, white peach and pine allied to a caressing texture. Balanced, ending with mouthwatering acidity. Drink now through 2023. 1,200 cases made. Rating: 92 The Wine Spectator, www.winespectator.com(Mar 2018)
Founded in 1792 SALOMON UNDHOF is a wine estate with a long tradition. The Salomon family from the Wachau produces white wines from the best terraced "Urgestein" sites along the Danube River in Stein and Krems. Today Bert and Gertrud Salomon run the winery. The famous Riesling of the estate thrives on the topsites of Kögl and Pfaffenberg. The Grüner Veltliner Von Stein comes from the steep terrassed hills behind the old town of Stein. The best "loess" soils provide the Lindberg and Wachtberg Grüner Veltliner. All the grapes are harvested traditionally by hand only. Their great vineyard locations and meticulous work in the vineyards are prerequisites for their elegant wines. Wines with finesse and perfect mineral balance reflect the very special micro climate of this lovely river valley. The Estate’s Grüner Veltliner and Riesling distinguish themselves through elegance and consistency.
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