Unlike some other Wachau producers, Knoll restrains the alcohol even in the ripest wines. That means a wine like this has great freshness to go with the rich fruit. The balance is the thing – fresh citrus, ripe pears and spice and a fine depth of flavor. The acidity comes bursting through the finish.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.