Best white wines of Austria 2016
‘An exceptional grower.’ That’s a bit of a declaration there, but one that was already appropriate for the father Anton Kollwentz. And for decades now, his son Andi has consistently added to the reputation of the estate.
In all of our tastings, the wines from Kollwentz always stand out for their own unique and distinctive radiance. That is truly impressive!
‘Single-vineyard wine.’ A concept, which can be taken literally where Kollwentz is concerned. The vineyard Ried Neusatz is not really that new; there were vines planted here before 1750. The upper portion further from the village, with its limestone soils, is predestined for Chardonnay.
Then there are a couple other evocative terms that come to mind, terms that seem in no way exaggerated: ‘vine whisperer’, ‘learned authority on terroir’…
Chardonnay Tatschler 2014 – three glasses,
Chardonnay Neusatz 2014 – three glasses and best in category