Josef Fischer Riesling Federspiel Ried Steiger Austrian White Wine 750 mL


While Grüner Veltliner thrives in the loess-dominated sites of the Wachau, Riesling prefers poorer soil. Situated close to the Danube itself on a gentle 29% incline, Rossatz’s Steiger vineyard is rich with paragneiss and littered with crushed stones, and Fischer works a parcel of 25-year-old Riesling here. The tensile, saline Ried Steiger Federspiel counterposes smoky, clinging minerality with torpor-conquering acidity to create an irresistible sense of tension. It ferments spontaneously and ages the better part of a year on its fine lees in stainless steel with minimal sulfur additions.

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Josef „Joe“ Fischer, born in 1989 took over the winery in 2010 in 5th generation. A rising star of the Wachau, Joe studied winemaking at the renowned school in Klosterneuburg before travelling to New Zealand, Australia, Germany and South Africa to learn different vinification styles and methods. In his five single vineyards, Joe practices integrated agriculture, protecting animals and seeding beneficial plants to increase the soil’s nutrients. All the grapes are hand harvested. In the cellar, Joe Fischer works only with 100% healthy grape material and handles them as gently as possible. Spontaneous fermentation and long contact on the fine lees are top priorities for precise, elegant and fruit driven wines as well as rich, mineral and concentrated wines with great aging potential. Situated on the southern bank of the Danube in Rossatz, the focus is set on white wine. The majority has Grüner Veltliner with 70%, followed by Riesling with 25% and 5% Gelber Muskateller. The vineyards reach from Rossatzbach to western Rührsdorf. Stylistically from deeper soils with a rounder and powerful stylistic named Steiger and Frauenweingärten to very meagre, primary rock dominated vineyards which express significant mineral styles like Kirnberg, Kreuzberg and Zanzl.

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Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in
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