Domane Wachau Smaragd Achleiten Gruner Veltliner 2009

Gruner Veltliner from Austria

Price: $44.99
Item No. 111411
  • ST92
  • WE90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

This exemplary Smaragd exhibits finesse and complexity and has a mineral structure. This extraordinary wine develops slowly; decanting is recommended.

Critical Acclaim

"Medium yellow. White apple, smoky dark minerals and intense pepper on the nose. Full-bodied but tight and firm, with the mineral and pepper notes nicely embedded in the wine's pear and grapefruit flavors. The long finish throws off notes of marshmallow root, grapefruit and abundant smoky minerals. Offers superb potential for further development. Drink to 2024."
92 Points

"Intensely flavored wine, packed with both spice and acidity. The fruit is an extension of the fresh face of the wine that contrasts with weight and concentrated pepper and nutmeg flavors."
90 Points

Learn About Domane Wachau Map ItMap It

2005 brought a new, young, enthusiastic team to this historic property on the banks of the Danube river. Headed by general manager Roman Horvath and enologist Heinz Frischengruber, this team brings fresh ideas, personality and a new energy to the historic cooperative formerly known as Freie Weingartner Wachau. This dynamic duo produces wines which showcase the fruit character and...

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Learn About Austria

The country of Austria is steadily growing in both wine production and quality. The rise in popularity can be partly attributed to the success of Grüner Veltliner, the most-planted grape of Austria. As a landlocked country Austria has a decidedly continental climate. Most Austrian wine comes from the region of Lower Austria, which happens to be located in the northeast corner...

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Learn About Gruner Veltliner

Gruner Veltliner (GREW-nuhr Felt-LEEN-ehr) Lean towards Green The name may be intimidating but the grape is nothing but. This variety is increasing in popularity as more people discover its delicious qualities. Most wines made from Gruner Veltliner are from Austria, where it's the most planted grape variety. Gruner means green in German, not because the grape...

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