After bottling a comparably low-alcohol and unabashedly sweet Riesling from 2013 under the name “Schön Süss,” Veyder-Malberg continues to play on the vineyard name “Schön” (meaning “lovely”). Except that this year’s installment represents all 2,000 bottles worth of Riesling fruit from any vineyard that, in his words, “could be saved. And believe me,” he quips, “it didn’t look schön!” Fresh apple tartly tinged by its skin and white peach marked by its pit are mingled with honey and marzipan on an impressively diverse palate. The botrytis further contributes brown spices to the finish, but also robs it somewhat of clarity or primary juiciness. Perhaps my prognostication of ageability will prove miserly, but my experiences thus far with Austrian Riesling that is superficially akin to Mosel Spätlese have left me skeptical. Drink: 2016-2018 (Feb16) (No scores are given on request of the winemaker)
| David Schildknecht,

No single vineyard Rieslings were made in the 2014 vintage. The ripeness development of the grapes – especially in the cool Riesling vineyard sites of the Wachau – was not suitable for the dry Rieslings. Thankfully, the grapes were characterised by wonderfully high acidity that was able to produce a naturally sweet, juicy and balanced Riesling with a long ageing potential. This is a wine that is only made in appropriate vintage.


Grape Variety Riesling
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Weingut Veyder-Malberg