The Best Rieslings from Austria

Riesling has long been Germany’s flagship grape variety, yet neighbouring Austria is giving them a run for their money. Austrian Rieslings are grown on the steep slopes of the Danube River, which meanders through picturesque places like the Wachau Valley. From sweet to bone dry styles, Riesling reveals a myriad of aromas fluctuating from delicate floral impressions to dazzling tropical fruit, wrapped around spine-tingling acidity. Here is Falstaff’s selection of the best.
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2022 Riesling Wachau DAC Ried Singerriedel Smaragd
Weingut Franz Hirtzberger
Austria
Wachau,  Lower Austria,  Austria
White Wine
Riesling
13,5%
Riesling Wachau DAC Ried Singerriedel Smaragd White Wine
100
2021 Riesling Kremstal DAC Ried Wieland 1ÖTW
Weingut Mantlerhof
Austria
Kremstal,  Lower Austria,  Austria
White Wine
Riesling
13%
Riesling Kremstal DAC Ried Wieland 1ÖTW White Wine
100
2021 Riesling Kamptal DAC Zöbing Ried Heiligenstein-Rotfels 1ÖTW
Weingut Hirsch
Austria
Kamptal,  Lower Austria,  Austria
White Wine
Riesling
13%
€€€€
Riesling Kamptal DAC Zöbing Ried Heiligenstein-Rotfels 1ÖTW White Wine
100
2021 Riesling Kremstal DAC Gedersdorf Ried Wieland 1ÖTW
Weingut Mantlerhof
Austria
Kremstal,  Lower Austria,  Austria
White Wine
Riesling
13%
Riesling Kremstal DAC Gedersdorf Ried Wieland 1ÖTW White Wine
100
2021 Riesling Loiben Trockenbeerenauslese
Weingut Knoll
Austria
Wachau,  Lower Austria,  Austria
Sweet and Dessert Wine
Riesling
11,5%
Riesling Loiben Trockenbeerenauslese Sweet and Dessert Wine
100
2021 Riesling Wachau DAC Ried Schütt Smaragd
Weingut Knoll
Austria
Wachau,  Lower Austria,  Austria
White Wine
Riesling
13%
Riesling Wachau DAC Ried Schütt Smaragd White Wine
100
2021 Riesling Wachau DAC Unendlich
Weingut F. X. Pichler
Austria
Wachau,  Lower Austria,  Austria
White Wine
Riesling
14%
Riesling Wachau DAC Unendlich White Wine
100
2021 Riesling Wachau DAC Ried Kellerberg
Weingut F. X. Pichler
Austria
Wachau,  Lower Austria,  Austria
White Wine
Riesling
13,5%
Riesling Wachau DAC Ried Kellerberg White Wine
100
2021 Riesling Wachau DAC Ried Singerriedel Smaragd
Weingut Franz Hirtzberger
Austria
Wachau,  Lower Austria,  Austria
White Wine
Riesling
13,5%
€€€€
Riesling Wachau DAC Ried Singerriedel Smaragd White Wine
100
2019 Riesling Kamptal DAC Ried Zöbinger Heiligenstein 1ÖTW Alte Reben
Weingut Bründlmayer
Austria
Kamptal,  Lower Austria,  Austria
White Wine
Riesling
13%
€€€€
Riesling Kamptal DAC Ried Zöbinger Heiligenstein 1ÖTW Alte Reben White Wine
100
2018 Riesling Ried Heiligenstein TBA »Essenz«
Weingut Bründlmayer
Austria
Kamptal,  Lower Austria,  Austria
Sweet and Dessert Wine
Riesling
6%
Riesling Ried Heiligenstein TBA »Essenz« Sweet and Dessert Wine
100
2017 Riesling Smaragd Ried Singerriedel
Weingut Franz Hirtzberger
Austria
Wachau,  Lower Austria,  Austria
White Wine
Riesling
14%
Riesling Smaragd Ried Singerriedel White Wine
100
2015 Riesling Kellerberg Trockenbeerenauslese
Domäne Wachau
Austria
Wachau,  Lower Austria,  Austria
Sweet and Dessert Wine
Riesling
8%
€€€€
Riesling Kellerberg Trockenbeerenauslese Sweet and Dessert Wine
100
2007 Riesling Smaragd Singerriedel
Weingut Franz Hirtzberger
Austria
Wachau,  Lower Austria,  Austria
White Wine
Riesling
€€€€
Riesling Smaragd Singerriedel White Wine
100
1997 Riesling Smaragd Hochrain
Weingut Franz Hirtzberger
Austria
Wachau,  Lower Austria,  Austria
White Wine
Riesling
Riesling Smaragd Hochrain White Wine
100
1992 Riesling Smaragd M
Weingut F. X. Pichler
Austria
Wachau,  Lower Austria,  Austria
White Wine
Riesling
Riesling Smaragd M White Wine
100
1990 Riesling Smaragd Ried Spitzer Singerriedel
Weingut Franz Hirtzberger
Austria
Wachau,  Lower Austria,  Austria
White Wine
Riesling
€€€€€
Riesling Smaragd Ried Spitzer Singerriedel White Wine
100
1990 Riesling Smaragd Ried Weissenkirchener Steinriegl
Weingut Prager
Austria
Wachau,  Lower Austria,  Austria
White Wine
Riesling
Riesling Smaragd Ried Weissenkirchener Steinriegl White Wine
100
2023 Riesling Wachau DAC Ried Singerriedel Smaragd
Weingut Franz Hirtzberger
Austria
Wachau,  Lower Austria,  Austria
White Wine
Riesling
13%
Riesling Wachau DAC Ried Singerriedel Smaragd White Wine
99
2023 Riesling Wachau DAC Wachstum Bodenstein Smaragd
Weingut Prager
Austria
Wachau,  Lower Austria,  Austria
White Wine
Riesling
13,5%
€€€
Riesling Wachau DAC Wachstum Bodenstein Smaragd White Wine
99