Wines

F.X. Pichler

Wachau

F.X. Pichler

"F.X. Pichler is the Chateau Latour, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Zind-Humbrecht, Sandrone and Helen Turley of the Wachau." Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate, 2002.

This fifth-generation family winery started around 1928 when Franz Pichler started to rigorously select Gruner Veltliner clones by focusing on small-berried grapes.  These produced lower yields, yet afforded higher extracts and tighter aromas and flavours.  Pichler is proud of their single-vineyard sites because the authenticity of their wines is individually based on each site.  It is primarily the steep mountainous terraces from the 12th and 13th centuries, which produce mighty wine, exhibiting a delicate, dainty opulence. 

The Wachau is a cultural landscape that was officially documented by the admission of the 36-kilometer long riverside between Melk and Krems as a "Cultural World Heritage" by UNESCO.  The Wachau is the only region in Austria that identifies specific styles of wine by using the terms Steinfeder, Federspiel and Smaragd.

F.X. Pichler