The white wines of Wachau may consistently steal the limelight, but the region is perfect for rosé as well. Over half the black grapes at Domäne Wachau are used for the production of four different rosé wines. The cool climate allows long hang time so that the complexity and minerality of the Wachau terroir can be expressed while retaining moderate alcohol levels.
The best Pinot Noir and Zweigelt grapes from deep loess soils in Weissenkirchen, Wo?sendorf and Joching are selected for the flagship Rosé Reserve. The grapes are de-stemmed and gently pressed after 5 hours of maceration. The must is fermented spontaneously in new, lightly toasted oak barrels and matured on the fine lees for 6 months. The resulting wine is an appetizing pink with onionskin coloured highlights.
Exotic spice and subtle toasty notes envelope ripe raspberry, wild flowers and dried herb aromas and flavours. The body is firmly structured, complex and mineral. The expressive Rosé Reserve has enough depth to age 3-4 years and will please both casual and more demanding wine enthusiasts. It’s a great party wine; serve well chilled and let it rock-n-roll with spicy, smoky BBQ dishes.