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Date Printed: 10/23/2014
Domane Wachau Smaragd Achleiten Gruner Veltliner 2009
Domane Wachau Smaragd Achleiten Gruner Veltliner 2009
(search item no. 111411)
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/23/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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

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 mineral finesse provided by the Wachau valley's unique diversity. Domäne Wachau is the largest cooperative in the Wachau valley, and is made up of 600 contributing members farming slightly less than 500 hectares, or a full one third of the total region's vineyards. Each individual member is challenged to produce the best wines possible, and paid for the quality of their production first, the quantity second. The showplace of the winery is the baroque cellar palace depicted on the label.