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Date Printed: 7/23/2016
Domane Wachau Smaragd Achleiten Gruner Veltliner 2008
Domane Wachau Smaragd Achleiten Gruner Veltliner 2008
(search item no. 104839)
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2016: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2013 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This single vineyard selection, Achleiten, shows delightful floral, stone fruit and mineral character on the nose. It is extremely concentrated and ripe on the palate with a superb balance of grapefruit and quince apple, pepper spice and mineral structure on the crisp high acid, mouth watering finish.
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About Domane Wachau:

The Domäne Wachau is deeply rooted in the Wachau region. Close to 440 hectares of vineyards are cultivated by the members of this quality-oriented cooperative – that makes 30 percent of the entire Wachau vineyard area. These vineyards are found on steep terraces reinforced by old dry stone walls and are part of a World Cultural Heritage. Famous names like Achleiten, Kollmitz, Loibenberg and Tausend-Eimer-Berg are found on the Domäne Wachau’s vineyard map and make it the only winery in the Wachau with wines from all of the most prestigious sites in the region.

Domäne Wachau strives for the highest quality and as a member of the Vinea Wachau Nobils Districtus quality association, produces wines in the categories Steinfeder, Federspiel and Smaragd. Grapes are sourced from our own vineyards in the Wachau; the purchase of grapes, must or wine from outside the Wachau is not permitted.

Domäne Wachau is among the largest wineries in Austria and produces wines in the premium segment only. New measures for quality assurance have brought Domäne Wachau recognition as one of the top ten best white wine producers in Austria.