Domane Wachau is an old co-operative from the Wachau region that sources fruit from some of the best sites. Their entry level wines are from the best terraced vineyards (Hence ‘Terrassen’) available. The single vineyard wines of Domane Wachau are site to behold.
Dry, stoney, peaches and stone fruits. There is a hint of pepper and talc here too. This wine is clean, focussed and long. Savoury finishing, it will reward a range of food matches.
‘Steep Terraces. Noble Grapes. Monumental Wines’ says the Austrian wine website and it is hard to disagree. A UNESCO world heritage site on the Danube that is 1350 hectares dedicated to quality Riesling and Grüner Veltliner. Some of the best white wines in the world are made here.
One of the world’s most noble varieties and known transmitter of terroir. Riesling is an important variety for quality wine production although only makes up approximately 4% of the planted area. Germany, Austria, Alsace and Australia are places you’ll find wonderful Riesling. They can be as dry as any wine you’ll taste or super sweet and luscious. It is a wonderful grape. See more about Riesling here.
The middle of three categories for quality Wachau wines. The must weight (sugar content) has to reach a minimum level and alcohol has to sit between 11.5% and 12.5% making it a lighter fresher style.