Domäne Wachau Riesling Ried Loibenberg Federspiel 2018
Domäne Wachau is one of Austria's most renowned wineries, based in Austria's most prestigious wine growing region, the Wachau. Steep terraced yineyards, a cool, marginal climate and meagre primary rock soils define the wines. "Federspiel' stands for dry, medium bodied and elegantly balanced wines of the Wachau. The grapes for Gruner 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 Gruner Veltliner from Wachau with plenty of fruit and a pronounced mineral character. Bright yellow-green in colour, this wine offers distinctive aromas of green apple, white pepper, hints of mango, balanced with delicate herbal notes. This Federspiel is a traditional example of Gruner Veltliner with its medium-body crisp acidity, juicy fruits and white spice on the finish.
92 Points, James Suckling
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
94 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating