Falstaff Wineguide Austria/South Tyrol 2021/22

Falstaff Wineguide Austria/South Tyrol 2021/22

Rudi Pichler is one of the most established producers in the Wachau. From his vineyards, which are scattered over Joching, Wösendorf, Weißenkirchen and Mautern, he produces white wines full of character from an astonishingly large range of varieties. Besides Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, Rudi Pichler cultivates Pinot Blanc and the voluminous Roter Veltliner.

Rudi knows how to breathe a lot of varietal character into each wine style; his Federspiel Grüner Veltliner is always a favourite among connoisseurs as it combines an animated style with classic Wachau varietal expression. With the great Smaragd wines, Pichler and the next generation, Theresa and Rudi junior, succeed in bringing out the terroir beautifully. These powerful wines develop their full splendour after a few years in bottle. Rudi Pichler is not afraid to adjust his winemaking; the fermentation period, which was longer in previous years, has become shorter because this better suits the desired style. Maceration times are carefully considered for each variety and wine style. The results are nuanced top wines, each with a very individual character.

The modern winery, which was ceremoniously opened in 2004, is not only worth seeing from an architectural point of view, but it also offers the space to press, ferment and mature wines under optimal conditions. Rudi Pichler's characteristic new series is characterised by an immensely mineral radiance, tautness and depth of aromatics - the different terroirs unfold in a most precise way. It is always a pleasure to taste these remarkable wines, especially the outstanding Grüner Veltliner and the Riesling Achleithen. The Falstaff editorial staff voted Rudi Pichler "Winemaker of the Year" in 2010.

DETAILS

  • Contact Person: Rudi Pichler, Theresa Pichler
  • Exhibitions
  • Winemaker: Rudi Pichler, Rudi Pichler jun.
  • Tasting room
  • Cellar Door Sales
  • Production Style: Conventional
  • Cultivation Area in Hectares: 15

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