$59.00
Dry Riesling from Kamptal, Austria. Winemaker Barbara Öhlzelt is turning the region’s paradigm completely on its head. Instead of the  powerful and masculine wines of the famous large estates, Barbara’s wines emphasize focus and a quiet, simmering intensity. It should go without saying, but of course the wines are loaded with mouth-watering acidity and the alcohol levels are carefully restrained. Barbara is soft-spoken but intense; the wines are not unlike their shepherd. These are racy, delicate wines of purity and energy, and are exactly what the next chapter in the story of Austrian wine should be.