Wachau, Austria

Pichler-Krutzler from Austria’s famed Wachau region is Erich Krutzler and his wife Elisabeth Pichler-Krutzler, the son-in-law and daughter of F.X. Pichler. Erich is a talented winemaker in his own right, having inherited a Blaufränkisch vineyard in Südburgenland where he was an award winning winemaker for several years. Because Erich has a vineyard of Blaufrankisch in the Südburgenland, they are not members of Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districtus which gives Erich greater flexibility in Pichler-Krutzler’s vinification.

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Their sustainable approach to viticulture ensures the gently tilled soils of their 10 hectares of vines are free from insecticides and use only organic manure as fertilizer. In the vinification, indigenous yeasts are used for cuvées, except in an occasional year for the spring-bottled wines. For Supperin, Loibenberg, Pfaffenberg, Kellerberg, fermentation is done with indigenous yeasts in wood foudre from Stockinger of varying sizes up to 1500l, and between 1 and 8 years old.

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“Very graceful with a hint of saltiness. Racy and lively. Charm without heft.”
– Klostersatz Grüner Veltliner 2020 | www.JancisRobinson.com (JR) Pfaffenberg Riesling 2020 | 94 points | Wine Enthusiast
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