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Domäne Wachau Grüner Veltliner Terrassen Federspiel 2017

Member Review by Merindadk:

Thai curry vegetables crystal clear/emerald tone spice, yellow apple, pear, peach, banana clean md body smooth and round - luscious med acidity

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Domäne Freie Weingärtner Wachau:
Domäne Wachau is one of Austria’s most established, yet most innovative wineries. The new team that was put in charge five years ago is headed by Roman Horvath, Austria’s second Master of Wine and Heinz Frischengruber, a young enologist with impressive international experience. In the capable hands of the dynamic team, Domäne Wachau has established itself in the ranks of Austria’s leading winer... Read more
Domäne Wachau is one of Austria’s most established, yet most innovative wineries. The new team that was put in charge five years ago is headed by Roman Horvath, Austria’s second Master of Wine and Heinz Frischengruber, a young enologist with impressive international experience. In the capable hands of the dynamic team, Domäne Wachau has established itself in the ranks of Austria’s leading wineries. Combining fresh ideas, youthful personality and international experience, the team brings a new energy to the historic winery and makes the future look brighter than ever. Roman Horvath and Heinz Frischengruber are convinced that great wine is not made in the cellar but in the vineyards. Improving the quality of the grapes is the main focus for continued improvement of the wines. To achieve this goal, the cooperative initiated a grading system for their member’s vineyards. Throughout the vegetation period the vineyards are observed and graded according to high standards set by the Domäne Wachau. With patience and respect towards the members, the new team has achieved what many cooperative wineries aim for: the dedication and commitment of the members who, voluntarily, make every effort to supply their winery with the best possible grape material. While the main attention is paid to grape quality, the work in the cellar is reduced to a necessary minimum. “Working with what the Wachau has to give us” is the first priority of oenologist Heinz Frischengruber. His conscientious and gentle handling of the fruit results in a precisely focused style. The Domane Wachau wines showcase the fruit character and mineral finesse that is the unique personality of the Wachau Valley. Read less

Member Reviews for Domäne Wachau Grüner Veltliner Terrassen Federspiel

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Snooth User: Merindadk
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2011 06/04/2013

Thai curry vegetables crystal clear/emerald tone spice, yellow apple, pear, peach, banana clean md body smooth and round - luscious med acidity


4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/24/2010

This Grüner Veltliner Terrassen from Domäne Wachau is named after the steep terraces overlooking the Danube where the vines are cultivated. The Federspiel tag is a falconry term and means it is on the second of three levels of alcoholic strength - the top being Smaragd, meaning emerald and referring to the colour of a local lizard. Medium-bodied, it has a lightness and a hint of smokiness with aromatic white pepper on the nose; on the palate there is the refreshing acidity of ripe cox's apples and conference pears. Elegant with good structure and mineral backbone, it also has a slightly herbaceous character that, along with the smokiness, is strangely reminiscent of a Loire Sauvignon. We had it with a very fishy dinner of smoked salmon mousse with rocket followed by coquailles St Jacques and lightly-baked salmon. In truth, it was slightly overwhelmed by the meatiness of the fish and the strong flavours of the salad leaves - a Smaragd would have been better here - and a more appropriate match might perhaps have been a simple white fish, such as plaice or sole. Alternatively, match with light Italian food, such as mozzarella or tortelloni tossed in butter with grated parmagiano and a grind or two of black pepper on top. The 2009 vintage has a number of awards: Decanter magazine: Bronze (2009 vintage) IWC medal: Bronze (2009 vintage) IWSC medal: Silver (2009 vintage)


Snooth User: keisari
637455182
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 12/26/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Franz Schneider
81732371
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/29/2008

fresh, young, fruity, light, easy drinking


Snooth User: Lars Torp
6487273
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 11/21/2010

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Domäne Wachau Grüner Veltliner Terrassen Federspiel

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Vintage: 2014 08/28/2016

Bright greenish yellow; offering enticing aromas of white pepper, delicate herbal notes, tropical fruits and hints of ripe yellow apple; Medium bodied with a crisp acidity, very harmonious, juicy fruits and spicy in the finish. A characteristic Federspiel, balanced and very typical. - Winery


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2012 06/21/2013

Ein frischer, fruchtiger und leichter Weisswein. Hellgelb mit leichten Grünreflexen. Mittelkräftiges Bouquet. Im Gaumen leicht, spritzig süsslicher Antrunk. Die Struktur ist recht weich, mittelfüllig und harmonisch. Die dezent saftige Säure und die recht intensive Aromatik prägen diesen Wein. Mittellanger Abgang.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2011 05/17/2012

Ein frischer, fruchtiger und leichter Weisswein. Hellgelb mit leichten Grünreflexen. Mittelkräftiges Bouquet. Kernobst (Birne), Zitrusfrucht (Zitrone), dazu kommen exotische Früchte (Ananas, Litschi) und auch etwas mineralisch/balsamische Attribute (Honig, Mineralien). Im Gaumen leicht, spritzig süsslicher Antrunk. Die Struktur ist recht weich, mittelfüllig und harmonisch. Die dezent saftige Säure und die recht intensive Aromatik prägen diesen Wein. Mittellanger Abgang.


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Vintage: 2011 01/21/2013

Bright straw yellow, offering enticing aromas of white pepper and gooseberry and hints of ripe yellow apple. Medium bodied with a crisp acidity, very balanced and spicy in the finish. A typical Grüner Veltliner at Federspiel level, subtle and very racy. - Winery


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Vintage: 2010 01/21/2013

Light and juicy, with vanilla notes to the pineapple, guava and mango flavors, followed by a banana cream finish. Drink now. 17,000 cases made. -KM Young, fruity and ready to drink this summer, this is a great wine for apéritifs with its lemon and grapefruit flavors, very pure fruit and crisp acidity. - R.V. ** SOLD OUT **


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Vintage: 2009 05/20/2011

WS: 87 Points


External Review
Vintage: 2009 11/18/2010

There's lots of apricot and golden raisin flavors in this medium-bodied white. The firm finish features some buttery notes. Drink now through 2014. 800 cases made. -KM


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