Wachau Panorama
2016 | Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Himmelstiege

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.

Himmelstiege
Himmelstiege was originally a steep terraced vineyard in Dürnstein and a popular wine for decades. Nowadays, the grapes come from terraced vineyards, partially supported by dry stone walls and vineyards along the Danube, mainly from Dürnstein and Loiben. The poor soil in the vineyards and their special exposition yield very typical Wachau wines with pronounced fruit aromas and a unique mineral character.

Tasting Note
Bright yellow-green in colour; this wine offers distinctive spicy aromas, fruit driven and appealing, some tobacco, hints of exotic fruits, green apple and citrus; on the palate medium bodied with a lively acidity, great minerality. This Federspiel is a traditional example of Grüner Veltliner with its medium-body crisp acidity, juicy fruits and white spice on the finish.

How to enjoy best
Serve well chilled at 9°C. Drink now or store to mature for 2-3 years. This wine is a perfect pairing for fish, seafood, and poultry as well as the traditional Austrian cuisine “Wiener Schnitzel”.

Federspiel® is a registered trademark of Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districtus e.V.

Domäne Wachau
3601 Dürnstein 107
Tel:+43-(0)27 11-371
Fax:+43-(0)27 11-371-13
office@domaene-wachau.at


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