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Johann Donabaum Riesling Bergterrassen Federspiel 2011

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The Wachau region in Austria has its own unique wine classification system based on alcohol and sugar level. This Riesling is classed as Federspiel, where alcohol levels must be between 11.5 and 12.5 %. Similar in style to Kabinett white wines,dry and crisp. The vines are grown on south west facing mountain terraces, the wine was naturally fined. 2008 was another good vintage, producing more refined, fruit driven wines with moderate sugar and acidity. Winter was quite mild, there was good rainfall throughout and a high amount of sunshine hours during summer. Vintage: 2008 Grapes: 100% Riesling Notes: Pure and natural, wet stone with apricot, peach and citrus spice character. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans Serve: Delicious with poached salmon or as an aperitif ABV: 12%

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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

The Wachau region in Austria has its own unique wine classification system based on alcohol and sugar level. This Riesling is classed as Federspiel, where alcohol levels must be between 11.5 and 12.5 %. Similar in style to Kabinett white wines,dry and crisp. The vines are grown on south west facing mountain terraces, the wine was naturally fined. 2008 was another good vintage, producing more refined, fruit driven wines with moderate sugar and acidity. Winter was quite mild, there was good rainfall throughout and a high amount of sunshine hours during summer. Vintage: 2008 Grapes: 100% Riesling Notes: Pure and natural, wet stone with apricot, peach and citrus spice character. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans Serve: Delicious with poached salmon or as an aperitif ABV: 12%

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