Wachau Panorama
2015 | Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Achleiten

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 vineyards, a cool, marginal climate and meagre primary rock soils define the wines. „Smaragd“ stands for complex, full-bodied wines of the Wachau with aging potential.

Achleiten is a legendary vineyard in the Wachau village of Weissenkirchen. It is famous for wines with inimitable mineral character. Dry stone walls dating back to the 12th century, which mount the steep slopes with their silicate-rich soil, dominate this vineyard’s landscape. In the upper terraces, gneiss is the prevailing subsoil, the lower terraces are dominated by dark, schistous amphibolites.

Tasting Note
Bright golden yellow with shimmering reflections; expressive on the nose with intense floral notes, white peach, fresh herbs and spices, white pepper and a dark and smoky minerality; the body is juicy and concentrated; a delicate density of extract and well balanced due to its refreshing acidity; tantalizing vibrancy; long mineral and spicy finish.

How to enjoy best

Grüner Veltliner Achleiten is counted among the most age-worthy wines of the Wachau. Served well chilled at 10°C, the wine perfectly accompanies roasts, pigeon and quail as well as matured cheese.

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

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