Wachau Panorama
2016 | Riesling Federspiel Ried Loibenberg

Origin: Austria - Wachau | Variety: Riesling | 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.

Ried Loibenberg
Entering the Wachau from the east, the Loibenberg is the first striking elevation of the valley and reaches an altitude of more than 420 metres above sea level. Loibenberg is one of the biggest single-vineyards of the Wachau, south facing and influenced by the warm Pannonian climate. It is therefore also called the “hotplate” of the Wachau. The terroir is defined by weathered gneiss soils with layers of loess and loam in some areas as well as warm Pannonian air streams from the east. Domäne Wachau owns approximately two hectares of Riesling on Loibenberg.

Tasting Note
The wine is a lively straw yellow colour with a delicate green glow. The aromas are concentrated and intense with pronounced aromas of stone fruit, ripe peach, apricot, hints of mango and smoky mineral notes. Substance and depth on the palate combined with a lively acidity result in brilliant wine with aging potential.

How to enjoy best
We recommend serving more full bodied white wines, including this Riesling, at warmer temperature, i.e. 10 °C. This wine is an ideal accompaniment to sophisticated dishes such as seafood, fish, roast duck or goose.

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

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