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Wines : Wachau

A World Heritage site and a landscape that exudes a sense of well-being: This is the
Wachau, the narrow Danube valley between Melk and Krems. Here, the 1,400 hectares of vineyards - some of which are on steep terraces - feature mainly Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. The wine categories of Steinfeder, Federspiel and Smaragd are used respectively for light, medium and full-bodied wines with natural alcohol.

The Wachau, one of Austria´s most fascinating wine-growing areas, certainly boasts an exciting history. In the post-glacial period, silt sediments were deposited on the mountains, something that, in turn, resulted in the loess soils as well as steep slopes of “Gföhler” gneiss found today. The Danube river made its contribution by depositing sand, gravel and loess onto the flat vineyard areas. Together, these geological conditions, along with the man-made stone terraces that help facilitate cultivation - despite the steepness of the terrain - are typical of the Wachau landscape.

Wachau - MapClimatically, two strong, complementary influences converge here: the Western Atlantic and the Eastern Pannonian conditions. However, there are also different microclimates at work, and these depend on the inclination of the slopes, the weather and site conditions, and even the existence of walls and rocks which store warmth. Hot, dry summers and cold winters are counterbalanced by the large water surface of the Danube. Cold down-slope winds originating in the northern Weinviertel area cause extensive differences between day and night time temperatures, especially in the months prior to the harvest. In particular, the interaction of weather conditions between the cool Spitzer Graben valley and the warm Loibenberg helps to generate a complexity of aromas in the grapes. This complexity is revealed in the wines as cool fruit with hints of the exotic: from sleek Steinfeder and elegant Federspiel to noble Smaragd.

As impressive as the history of this region is, it is equally exciting to visit the culinary hot spots within the special atmosphere of the historic wine villages. High profile wine makers and top chefs are abound in every part of the Wachau - from Spitz to Weißenkirchen, Joching, Dürnstein and Loiben, and even across the river, on the Danube´s lesser-known right bank. Apart from Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, which are the two wine leaders – and heralded for their extraordinary ageing potential – are Neuburger, Muskateller and Sauvignon Blanc, also guarantors for excellent tasting experiences.

(Source: www.winesfromaustria.com)
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Domaene Gobelsburger - Riesling 2009
Domaene Gobelsburger - Riesling 2009
Wachau (Austria)
Good  2 reviews   
svrmarty :  12,5 % vol. 
Domäne Wachau - Grüner Veltliner 2007
Domäne Wachau - Grüner Veltliner 2007
Wachau (Austria)
Good  2 reviews   
Nikolaihof - Grüner Veltliner Vinothek 1993
Nikolaihof - Grüner Veltliner Vinothek 1993
Wachau (Austria)
Very good  2 reviews   
Högl Smaragd Grüner Veltliner 2010
Högl Smaragd Grüner Veltliner 2010
Wachau (Austria)
Very good  1 review   
Lukas Svacina :  Young typical Veltliner - Very good full young veltliner with very nice... 
Emmerich Knoll - Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Ried Loibner Loibenberg 2008
Emmerich Knoll - Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Ried Loibner Loibenberg 2008
Wachau (Austria)
Good  1 review   
Smaragd - Bruck 2007
Smaragd - Bruck 2007
Wachau (Austria)
Very good  1 review   
Nikolaihof - Gruner Veltliner Federspiel Im Weingebirge 2006
Nikolaihof - Gruner Veltliner Federspiel Im Weingebirge 2006
Wachau (Austria)
Good  1 review   
RP  91
Nikolaihof - Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2006
Nikolaihof - Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2006
Wachau (Austria)
Very good  1 review   
Leo Alzinger - Riesling Smaragd Loibner Steinertal 2005
Leo Alzinger - Riesling Smaragd Loibner Steinertal 2005
Wachau (Austria)
1 review   
Högl Smaragd Grüner Veltliner 2002
Högl Smaragd Grüner Veltliner 2002
Wachau (Austria)
Very good  1 review   
Steinschaden - Grüner Veltliner Selektion 2001
Steinschaden - Grüner Veltliner Selektion 2001
Wachau (Austria)
No score  1 review   
svrmarty :  12,5 % vol. 
Domäne Wachau - Grüner Veltliner 2013
Domäne Wachau - Grüner Veltliner 2013
Wachau (Austria)
Rainer Wess - Riesling Stein-und-Krems 2012
Rainer Wess - Riesling Stein-und-Krems 2012
Wachau (Austria)
Domäne Wachau - Gruner Veltliner Steinfeder Hochrain 2011
Domäne Wachau - Gruner Veltliner Steinfeder Hochrain 2011
Wachau (Austria)
Weingut Tegernseerhof Riesling Terrassen 2011
Weingut Tegernseerhof Riesling Terrassen 2011
Wachau (Austria)
Himmelstiege Wachauer Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2010
Himmelstiege Wachauer Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2010
Wachau (Austria)
Rainer Wess - Gruner Veltliner Wachauer 2010
Rainer Wess - Gruner Veltliner Wachauer 2010
Wachau (Austria)
Domäne Wachau - Filet 2009
Domäne Wachau - Filet 2009
Wachau (Austria)
Domäne Wachau - Gruner Veltliner Federspiel Terrassen 2009
Domäne Wachau - Gruner Veltliner Federspiel Terrassen 2009
Wachau (Austria)
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Domäne Wachau - Gruner Veltliner Steinfeder Hochrain 2009
Domäne Wachau - Gruner Veltliner Steinfeder Hochrain 2009
Wachau (Austria)
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