June 5, 2020

Ep. 23. / Josef Fischer bottles golden Wachau drops behind Danube salmons

Ep. 23. / Josef Fischer  bottles golden Wachau drops behind Danube salmons

Another great wine wizard from the Wachau region of Austria: Josef Fischer. The winery, that bears the same name as my dear guest, is located in Rossatz, on the right bank of the River Danube. As a true Wachau winery, they bring out the best expression o...


Another great wine wizard from the Wachau region of Austria: Josef Fischer. The winery, that bears the same name as my dear guest, is located in Rossatz, on the right bank of the River Danube. As a true Wachau winery, they bring out the best expression of Riesling and Grüner Veltliner on their world-class single vineyard sites on ‘Federspiel’ and ‘Smaragd’ levels. ‘Joe’ explained the Wachau terroir in great detail, while specifying rock and soil types, and justified why he is planting more Riesling nowadays. You can learn about the “mystery” of ‘Gföhler Gneiss’, the legend of the Dürrstein castle, and how the DAC designation changes labels in Wachau. Joe has great knowledge about his homeland, and, after tasting four of his wines, for sure a great affinity to winemaking. You can also watch my tasting video on Instagram and Youtube, and watch the last part (almost 50 minutes) of our conversation on the Wine Ghosts’ Youtube channel. But now, please grab a glass and listen to Joe.

 

Tasted Wines:

#1: Grüner Veltliner Federspiel, Ried Zanz 2019

#2: Grüner Veltliner Smaragd, Ried Kreuzberg 2018

#3: Riesling Federspiel, Ried Kirnberg 2019

#4: Riesling Reserve 2017

 

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