Origin: Austria - Wachau | Variety: Grüner Veltliner | Producer: Domäne Wachau
Domäne Wachau is one of Austria’s most renowned wineries, based in Austria’s most prestigious wine growing region, the Wachau. Steep terraced yineyards, a cool, marginal climate and meagre primary rock soils define the wines. „Federspiel“ stands for dry, medium bodied and elegantly balanced wines of the Wachau.
Loibenberg is one of the „Grand Crus“ of Austria. The ancient dry stone walls dating back to the 14th century reach up to 420 m above sea level. The soil is dominated by weathered primary-rock, the so called „Gföhler Gneiss“, with layers of loess and loam in some areas. Warm pannonian airstreams make Loibenberg the „hotplate“ of the Wachau. Stretching out over more than 20 hectares, the Loibenberg is the Wachau’s biggest single vineyard and famous for its diversified microclimate.
Medium golden yellow, pronounced and inviting on the nose. Aromas of white pepper meld with tobacco and yellow apple. Hints of tropical fruit add complexity. Due to its warmer climate and southern exposition, Loibenberg yields more concentrated and powerful, yet perfectly balanced Federspiels. Lively acidity and long finish.
How to enjoy best
Serve chilled at 9°C. Drink now or store to mature for 2-3 years. Perfectly accompanies the traditional Austrian cuisine, e.g. the famous „Wiener Schnitzel“ or the classic beef pot roast. A very versatile accompaniment to many types of cheese.
Federspiel® is a registered trademark of Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districtus e.V.