- The Wine
This is really a perfect introduction to Austrian Riesling - focuses, crisp and zingy
It's a very pretty wine.
From Kamptal you expect citrus, peaches and white flowers, with a lot of dry "licking rocks" minerality. And that is exactly what you get.
Fist, it is fresh. The young vintages will wake you up, the older vintages mellow and widen a little. But this is an acidity that is bright and pleasant, nothing harsh about it.
The fruit is round and clean, and the minerality makes it feel cleaners yet. The finish is very long especially considering it is a "classic" entry level wine.
Because it is so focused it is also very flexible - you can drink it as an aperitif well chilled, but it goes with a lot of food. Just make sure you pick dishes that aren't ruined by acidity (not sushi or sashimi, for example)
Serving Suggestions:An obvious match is with classic austrian fare like Schnitzel, loaded canapes or knoedel. Thai flavours, especially the thai salads and coconut based curries, are also a lovely match. As it cuts through fried food fantastically, we love it with savoury fried dishes like scotch eggs or whitebait, though is perhaps too fresh for subtle tempura.
- Vintage Information
Product code WALDSCHUTZRC Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Weinhof Waldschütz Style White, Single Variety, Dry, Still Variety Riesling Key Features Unoaked, Vegetarian and Vegan Country Austria Region(s) Kamptal Ripeness Normal Closure Screwcap Vintages 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 Last Tasted Jun 26, 2017 name: Riesling Classic vintage: 2014 size: 0.75 product code:  stock: 6 at Alpine Wines House
alcohol: 12.5 last checked in: 2018-08-03 name: Riesling Classic vintage: 2016 size: 0.75 product code: [43WZ0116] stock: 12 in London Warehouse
2 at Alpine Wines House
alcohol: 12.5 last checked in: 2018-11-18 name: Riesling Classig Kamptal DAC vintage: 2017 size: 0.75 product code: [43WZ0117] stock: 107 in London Warehouse
alcohol: 12.5 last checked in: 2019-07-02 name: Riesling Classig Kamptal DAC vintage: 2018 size: 0.75 product code: [43WZ0118] stock: 582 in London Warehouse
13 at Alpine Wines House
alcohol: 12.5 last checked in: 2019-07-03
Reviews for Riesling Classic 2 item(s)
Crisp; check, Dry; Check, Classic Austrian Riesling ; Check.
The 2014 - When drinking it reminded me a little of those fizzy sherbert lemon dips at the start. A long lasting wine which when had with food saw some peach coming through. I found this strong in crisp and acidic department. As described.
A lovely riesling
Riesling Classic Kamptal DAC 2017 Waldschutz
This was lovely - fresh, direct, and confident. Lots of acidity, but well balanced. Not the most complex riesling in the world, but a lovely introduction - would be superb with grilled fish.
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- Crisp; check, Dry; Check, Classic Austrian Riesling ; Check.