Domane Wachau Gruner Veltliner Federspiel Terrassen 2020
(Wachau, Austria) - [TP 94]
Regular price $20.00 Sale price $14.97 Save $5.03
Origin & Terroir
The grapes for Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Terrassen were carefully hand-picked from steep terraced vineyards throughout the Wachau valley with its specific microclimate and meagre primary rock soils. It exhibits a very typical and consistent style of Grüner Veltliner from Wachau with plenty of fruit and a pronounced mineral character.
Grüner Veltliner is Austria’s most important grape variety with a share of approximately 1/3 in the total production. In Wachau in general and at Domäne Wachau in particular, this percentage is even higher at more than 50%. A multiplicity of styles can be produced from the Grüner Veltliner grape. A prime example is this medium bodied Federspiel.
Federspiel wines have a maximum alcohol content of 12,5%. Chaptalisation is strictly forbidden. The name Federspiel is derived from falconry which was a very popular leisure time activity among the nobility in medieval times. The falcon stands for the remarkable elegance of these dry white wines. Federspiel® is a registered trademark of Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districtus e.V.
The vines are cultivated in the classical Lenz Moser-trellis system with an average yield of 7000 kg/ha. The grapes for this wine were harvested in the middle of October. Our modern grape reception system enables us to select only 100% healthy grape material. Gentle pressing, sedimentation over night, temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel define the vinification process. A moderate reductive treatment guarantees a fresh and fruity, yet well structured wine.
Bright straw yellow, offering enticing aromas of white pepper, gooseberry and hints of ripe yellow apple. Medium bodied with a crisp acidity, very balanced and spicy in the finish. A typical Grüner Veltliner at Federspiel level, subtle and very racy.
Serve well chilled at 9°C. Drink now or store to mature for 2-3 years. A perfect accompaniment to the traditional Austrian cuisine such as the famous “Wiener Schnitzel” as well as fish, seafood and poultry
Alc: 12.5% - Acidity: 5.4‰ - Residual Sugar: 2.6 g/l
Ratings & Reviews
94 Points - Tasting Panel:
"Classic, balanced, and stylish, with a bright mineral nose that joins citrus on the fresh and crisp palate. People need to pay attention to these wonderful and reasonably priced Austrian wines."
"This is taut and focused, with a beam of grapefruit and white pepper fused to a stone accent. A tad lean in the end, with moderate length. Drink now. 20,000 cases made, 6,000 cases imported." - BS (Dec 2021)