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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Freie Weingartner Smaragd Trocken Wachau Terassen Gruner Veltliner 2007
Freie Weingartner Smaragd Trocken Wachau Terassen Gruner Veltliner 2007
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PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $7.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright straw yellow in color. An open and inviting bouquet, subtle fruitiness with hints of white pepper, tobacco and mellow nutty aromas. On the palate powerful with exciting, concentrated fruit (pear) with hints of acacia. The alcohol, acidity and structure of the wine are perfectly balanced, a wine with a long finish. Grüner Veltliner Smaragd is a perfect accompaniment to fried fish dishes or fish with creamy sauces but also to fried meat (Cordon blue, fried chicken) and a wide variety of poultry.
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About Freie Weingartner:

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.