Wachau Panorama
2016 | Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 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. „Smaragd” wines are dry, full-bodied and complex wines with plenty of finesse and great aging potential.

Himmelstiege
The 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
Medium green yellow; open and expressive on the nose, playful with spice-dominated aromas of black pepper, black tea, dried herbs, some lychee and hints of exotic fruits; on the palate complex with multi-layered aromas, very elegant with a great drinking pleasure, long finish

How to enjoy best
Serve well chilled at about 10 C°. The wine perfectly accompanies the classical Austrian cuisine such as “Tafelspitz” (beef pot roast), deep-fried dishes (as the famous Wiener Schnitzel), but also grilled chicken and spicy fish dishes. Already open and approachable in its youth with a potential to age for at least 3-5 years.

Smaragd® 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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