F.X. Pichler Ried Burgstall Riesling gets its name from a craggy bedrock plateau towering some 30 metres, bordering on Unterloiben to the east. The name goes back to a small fortification that was built in the Middle Ages to defend livestock against pillage and the site was first mentioned in a document in 1248. It is also assumed that the first settlement “Liupna” was located here, from which the village name Loiben may derive.
This sun-drenched and well-circulated vineyard is situated at the westernmost end of this rock terrace, and the soils consist of pure gneiss and granite, with a shallow topsoil of sand. This distinctive terroir is ideal for vibrant, minerally Rieslings with fruit purity and precision. Importer Notes.