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André Papineau

T : 514.895.8835

F : 450.616.6721

andre@vinealis.qc.ca

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WEINGUT FX PICHLER

Cuvées disponibles :

Grüner Veltliner Loibnerberg Smaragd 2004 : Signature (10462997)

Riesling Steinertal Smaragd 2005 : Signature (10462971)

Riesling Loibnerberg Smaragd 2005 : Signature (10321916)

Grüner Veltliner Klostersatz Federspiel 2006 : Importation privée (juin)

Riesling Von den Terrassen Federspiel 2006 : Importation privée (juin)

ImageThe Ultimate Austrian Wine Guide : "The fourth-generation family winery was taken over by Franz Xaver - or briefly 'Effix' - from his father Franz with some 3 hectares. Today, Pichler cultivates around 10 hectares of vineyards planted with 50% Grüner Veltliner, 40% Riesling and 10% Sauvignon Blanc. Franz Xaver is assisted by his wife Rudolfine, who manages the entire wine sales, and his son Lukas, who assists his father in viticulture and, above all, viniculture. Franz Xaver senior selected a small-berried clone of Grüner Veltliner as early as 1928 to achieve higher must weights and greater extract. This selection continues to thrive in all Pichler vineyards, laying the foundation for the outstanding quality of Pichler wines. Most of the vines are planted on the best mountainous sites of the Dürnstein and Loiben districts: Dürnsteiner Kellerberg, Loibner Loibenberg and Loibner Steinertal. Steep terraces originating from the 13th century must still be operated by hand today. Decomposing but lean primary rock soils frequently containing iron and interspersed with gneiss, granite and slate patches yield wines of distinctive depth, refinement, and mineral character. Warm Pannonian air streams flowing in from the Krems plain to the east collide with continental streams approaching from the west. This climatic fjord creates high temperature differences between day and night and promotes development of intense aromas in the grapes. Dürnsteiner Kellerberg and Loibner Loibenberg rank among the best cru of the world. Their special exposures contribute to the personalities of the wines: Loibenberg has a mere southern orientation, while Kellerberg faces southeast and is located in a small valley section. The wines from these locations stand out for their monumental density, yet are elegantly structured and certainly do not fail in finesse. The longevity of the wines in general, and of the Grüner Veltliner in particular, is notable. The Pichlers' approach to winemaking is a very individual one. They strive to make wines that accentuate the uniqueness of the terroir through rigourous yield limitations ans painstaking manual harvesting. In addition to the famous single-vineyard Smaragd wines, small amounts of Auslese are crafted in suitable years. Veltliners and Rieslings of this category are called 'M', which stands for 'Monumental', and there is also a Riesling which is named 'Unendlich' for its never-ending finish. Together with Franz Hirtzberger, Emmerich Knoll and Toni Bodenstein from the Prager estate, 'Effix' Pichler belongs to the Wachau top quartet and ranks among the world's leading white wine producers". UAWG, 2002. 

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VINEALIS   635, rue victoria    longueuil qc   j4h 2k2   t : 514.895.8835   f : 450.616.6721     andre@vinealis.qc.ca