Producer: Weingut Prager
Country Hierarchy: Austria
Austrian Riesling is often defined by high levels of dry extract thanks to a lengthy ripening period and a pleasing freshness due to dramatic temperature swings between day and night. Steinriegl’s uniquely cool microclimate results in wines of elevated aroma and focused acidity, and its limestone soil provides compact structure and a flavor that is distinctive among Wachau Rieslings.
Riesling’s high acidity makes it one of the most versatile wines at the table. Riesling can be used to cut the fattiness of foods such as pork or sausages and can tame a certain amount of saltiness. Conversely, it can highlight foods such as fish or vegetables in the same way a squeeze of lemon or a vinaigrette might.