Grüner Veltliner Dürnsteiner Smaragd 2018
Qwt Wachau, F.X. Pichler, 750 ml
Pale golden yellow. Intense nose of apricot and white peach. Flavours of white flowers and camomile on palate. The wine has a lively structure of freshness and elegance followed by a tight, peppery finish.
|Origin:||Austria / Niederösterreich / Wachau|
|Site / vineyard:||Kellerberg, Loibnerberg, Steinertal|
|Grape variety:||Grüner Veltliner|
|Ripening potential:||3 to 10 years|
|Drinking temperature:||10 to 12 °C|
|Food Pairing:||Fresh water fish with cream sauce, Fish terrine, Risotto ai frutti di mare, Risotto with ceps|
|Vinification:||fermentation in steel tank|
|Harvest:||in several rounds (tries), hand-picking with simultaneous grape sel|
|Maturation:||partly in steel tank, partly in wooden barrel/foudre|
Wachau: white crus of world renown
The Wachau is literally a spectacle for all the senses. The river landscape is extraordinarily beautiful, and its terraced vineyards were added to the inventory of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2000. The wines, too, are spectacularly good. Grüner Veltliner and Riesling are in friendly competition for being the most high-quality white wines in Austria. In their own way, each variety yields unique crus that combine power and finesse in playful lightness.
Lower Austria: crus near and far from the Danube
Austria's largest state is also its largest wine region. 46,000 hectares are planted with vines in Lower Austria. It is a heterogenic wine region, consisting of eight wine growing areas. While white varieties like Grüner Veltliner and Riesling dominate in the areas north and west of Vienna, red varieties set the tone in the south and in the southeast (Thermenregion and Carnuntum). The internationally famous white crus from Grüner Veltliner and Riesling develop in the picturesque Wachau and Kamptal.
Austria – Sumptuous culture, accessible to all
Austria is characterized by unbelievable topographical diversity. A flat steppe in the east, forests and hills in the Alpine regions, wetlands and Mediterranean landscapes in the south. This in addition to a rich tradition and even greater love. It’s no surprise that the Romans found joy on this patch of Earth and cultivated wine growing. Austrian wine is not abundant, but it is high quality.