Grüner Veltliner Smaragd, Achleiten, Single Vineyard, Domäne Wachau, 2016, 75cl
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Grüner Veltliner Smaragd, Achleiten, Single Vineyard, Domäne Wachau, 2016, 75cl

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In the coolest wine growing region in Austria and on terraces that look down upon the famous Danube river, Domaine Wachau makes its home. The precipitously steep vineyards are stitched together by dry stone walls and it is amongst this challenging, yet beautiful, environment that Roman Horvath MW and oenologist Heinz Frischengruber work their magic. The strong diurnal changes of temperature coupled with the mineral rich soils all play their part in making this ideal territory for Gruner Veltliner and Riesling. Turning a cooperative winery with great potential into a winery that is model for sustainable winemakers the world over, the Wachau team not only have an inspirational landscape in which to work, but are at the heart of a winery which is an inspiration for so many others. Viticulture- Grüner Veltliner from Achleiten is characterised by low yields due to the meagre primary rock soils. The grapes for this wine were hand-picked at the end of October/ beginning of November. The grapes were delivered to Dürnstein in plastic bins of approximately 300 kg. Winemaking- After several hours of maceration the grapes were pressed gently. After temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine is also matured in stainless steel followed by some time in big oak casks for several weeks to add complexity. Oak Treatment- Time: 8 Months; Type: Old Casks for Oxygen contact only; % oaked: 100; % new oak: None; and smoky minerality; the body is fruit-driven and concentrated; enormous density of extract and intense exotic fruits in good balance with the fresh acidity; long mineral, spicy finish.

Style and Values

  • Style:   Still
  • Closure:   Natural Cork
  • ABV:   13.5%
  • Country:   Austria
  • Vint:   2016
  • Food Match :   Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Achleiten is one of the most age worthy wines of the Wachau valley. Perfectly accompanies spicy cheeses.
  • Tasting Notes:   Intense bright green yellow with delicate golden reflections; expressive on the nose with pronounced fine spicy notes, white pepper, tobacco, exotic yellow fruit notes, dark
  • Grape Types:   Grüner Veltliner
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