Riesling Ried Brunnthal Erste Lagen – 2017

Region: Austria - Wagram


Established in the early 1960s, Weingut Leth has become a renowned winery in Fels am Wagram in just three generations. The Leth family are members of the Traditionsweinguter Osterreich (association of traditional wineries in Austria), and believe it is their obligation to express the characteristics of their region, their soils, their climate, their grape varieties and cellars in their wines. Franz Leth, Franz Jr. and the entire Leth family are committed to these ideals.

The Wagram region of Austria is home to Europe’s most extensive loess soil formations. The region formed when glacial winds blew fine particles of agglomerated clay, sand and lime – loess – onto the prehistoric bedrock of the ancient course of the Danube river. The layers are up to 20 meters deep, and enable vine roots to delve deeply and absorb water and nutrients from the mineral-rich subsoils. Combined with the benevolent climate and wide temperature variation from day to night, perfect conditions combine to create unique terroir wines.


91 Points

Fresh and lemony with a ton of fruit and lively acidity, this is an attractive dry riesling that’s easy to enjoy. Good balance at the long, clean finish. Drink now. Screw cap.

jamessuckling.com, October, 2018
92 Points

The 2017 Ried Brunnthal 1ÖTW Riesling displays a ripe, bright and concentrated bouquet of white stone fruits. It is an elegant, densely textured and salty-mineral Riesling with good concentration and a bitter finish. Powerful and with good length. Tasted at Schloss Grafenegg, September 2018. 2020 – 2035

© Wine Advocate, December, 2018