F.X. Pichler Gruener Veltliner Loibner Klostersatz Federspiel 2013
It is not often that one can talk about the greatest producer in a given country (but Austria is small, so here one has an advantage). And while there are many great winemakers in Austria, none is more synonymous with great Austrian wine than F.X. Pichler, or as he is simply called, F.X. In fact so riveting is his reputation that one author on Austrian wine who was prompted to list the 100 greatest producers in Austria, in order of greatness, lists F.X. Pichler as #1. When one tastes the wines, you'll see why they impress all. They are truly monumental dry white wines—each with a mouth-filling presence, finish, and complexity that leaves one speechless. His Riesling Smaragd Loibnerberg is the quintessence of rich, exotic, multilayered riesling. His Gru?ner Smaragd Kellerberg and Gruener "M" are the most rich and complex expression of this unique varietal one can attain.