Wachau Riesling is dry and often defined by high levels of dry extract (due to a lengthyripening period) and a pleasing freshness (due to dramatic temperature swings between day and night). Rudi Pichler's Riesling Hochrain comes from vines up to 40 years old bringing density to this mineral-driven dry white wine.
Riesling's high acidity makes it one of the most versatile wines at the table. Riesling can be used to cut the fattiness of foods such as pork or sausages and can tame a certain amount of saltiness. Conversely, it can highlight foods such as fish or vegetables in the same way a squeeze of lemon or a vinaigrette can.