Grüner Veltliner, Federspiel, “Ried Zanzl”
The Zanzl vineyard covers 7.38 total hectares outside the town of Rührsdorf, with northwest-exposed slopes ranging from 10% to 51% in gradient, and soils of orthogneiss. Fischer owns a 0.9-hectare parcel here, planted mostly to Grüner Veltliner but with a small portion of Riesling (typically blended into the village-level Riesling Rossatz). Zanzl’s cooler exposition and poorer soils yield a streamlined wine of elegance and intense minerality which veers into blatant salinity in leaner vintages, and Fischer’s 50-year-old vines here contribute impressive concentration to the finished product.
About Josef Fischer
Though they show notable concentration, Fischer’s wines do not lead with power; rather, they are built around a tight helix of rapier-like acidity and intensely saline minerality, emphasizing kinetic thrust over sheer richness.Learn more
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