Wachau Panorama
2016 | Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Ried Axpoint

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.

Ried Axpoint
Axpoint is a prime vineyard at the western end of the Wachau valley in the village of Spitz. Over thousands of years, particles of weathered and eroded primary rock have been deposited and compacted at the foot of the famous Singerriedel vineyard where they are now covered by rather a deep, argillaceous top soil. Wines from Axpoint combine the elegance derived from the cool marginal climate in this part of Wachau with the structure and body the rich top soil delivers.

Tasting Note
This wine is medium yellow-green. On the nose the wine is open and approachable with subtle and playful aromas of yellow melon, pineapple and black pepper, smoky tobacco spices and subtle hints of beeswax. The juicy palate comes into perfect harmony with the lively acidity and elegant minerality. This wine has a long-lasting, spicy and mineral finish.

How to enjoy best
Serve well chilled directly from the fridge. The wine perfectly accompanies a variety of dishes: fish, light meat and traditional Austrian “Tafelspitz“ (beef pot roast). Already very approachable, drink now or age for up to 5-8 years.

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

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