91 Points - "At first there is the juiciness of freshly cut green pear, then there is an explosion of white pepper bedded in yeasty softness. Framed by citrus and more green pear fruit, the pepper just continues to delight on the concentrated core. Lovely, full-flavored finish." - AK (Wine Enthusiast, July 2016)
The ruins of the Senftenberg castle, erected in 1197, are perched above the terraced vineyards of Weingut Martin Nigl, deep in the Krems Valley on the edge of the Senftenberg mountain. Martin Nigl is a first generation winemaker, beginning in 1985 after convincing his family to keep the fruit from their small quantity of vines and bottle it themselves rather than selling it to the local co-op. The history with grape-growing is not nearly as recent though; the Nigl family has been farming here for over 200 years.