Wachau Panorama
2016 | Riesling Smaragd Weissenkirchen

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. „Smaragd“ stands for complex, full-bodied wines of the Wachau with aging potential.

The grapes for the “Weissenkirchen”- wines (one of Domäne Wachau‘s “village”- bottlings) are sourced from vineyards surrounding the “commune” of Weissenkirchen. This “commune” includes, in addition to Weissenkirchen itself, the villages of Joching, Wösendorf and St. Michael. The wines display elegance and minerality that is typical for this part of the Wachau. Vineyards include premium sites such as Achleiten, Klaus, Kollmütz and Weitenberg.

Tasting Note
The wine is bright, medium green yellow. The nose is expressive and persistent with a distinctive ripe stone fruit core, apricot and white peach, alongside notes of passion fruit, mango and hints of smoky tobacco. The palate is well balanced with a good texture and an expressive acidity; powerful with a full and lively texture and lingering finish

How to enjoy best
Serve well-chilled at about 10°C, directly from the fridge. The wine perfectly accompanies a wide range of fish dishes, lobster and seafood as well as Cordon Bleu, fried chicken and other poultry dishes. Drink young to enjoy the intriguing fruit aromas or age for 3-5 years for complex, multi-layered aromatics.

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

Domäne Wachau
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