Wachau Panorama
2015 | Riesling Smaragd 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 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.

Loibenberg is one of the „Grand Crus“ of Austria. The ancient dry stone walls (some are dating back to the 14th century) reach up to 420 m above sea level. The soil is dominated by weathered primary-rock, the so called „Gföhler Gneiss“, with layers of loess and loam in some areas. Warm pannonian airstreams make Loibenberg the „hotplate“ of the Wachau. Stretching out over more than 20 hectares, the Loibenberg is one of the Wachau’s biggest single vineyard and famous for its diversified microclimate.

Tasting Note
Medium greenish yellow with golden reflections; expressive on the nose with appealing ripe stone fruit notes, subtle hints of white peach, some elderflower; fine-grained minerality; the palate is dominated by exotic fruits, mainly mango, ripe pineapple and passion fruit; yet tight and fine, salty mineral undertones, slightly vibrant, very complex with a lively acidity and a wonderful length. A wine with great ageing potential.

How to enjoy best
Serve well chilled but at a somewhat higher temperature than lighter white wines, ideally at 10°C. An excellent accompaniment to the more sophisticated cuisine such as seafood dishes, fish, the traditional „Tafelspitz“ (beef pot roast) or roast duck and goose. Very approachable in its youth with potential to age for 8-12 years.

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

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