100 Best Wines of the year 2013

Wines & Spirits Magazine N.Y.                                                     

Austria: Best Riesling: 96/ SALOMON UNDHOF Steiner Koegl 2009

This comes from some of the oldest vines Bert Salomon farms, planted on the area´s ancient urgestein rock mixed with crystalline schist. The vineyard tends to produce very savory wines, and this is no exception. It recalls really great ramen stock in its flavour, a deeply umami mix of kombu and pork broth, the meatiness underlined by earth and lebkuchen spice. While muscular, there´s nothing showy or pushed about it; in fact, it feels more like it was unearthed than vinified, the flavors that well to the surface as ancient as the soil they come from, as fresh as the moment they see light.