OENOFOROS Product Details 0598 Oenoforos Domaine Wachau Riesling Smaragd Ried Brandstatt 2022
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Country: Austria, Wachau
Grape Variety: Riesling 100%
A LA CARTE 96/100

Vinification and Ageing:
Grapes are hand-picked from the steep upper section of Ried Brandstatt vineyard. No herbicides or insecticides are used. Grapes are carefully selected in multiple harvest passes. Must be gently pressed and fermented at controlled temperatures. Wine is matured on the fine lees in steel tanks and large wood casks.

Tasting Notes: Aromas of ripe stone fruit, citrus, herbal, and flavours are fresh and precise, with a deep and compact body, vertical and juicy finish, bracing acidity, and lively structure. Full-bodied wine with high acidity.

Food Pairing: Austrian cuisine: Pork casserole au gratin, whole baked char, veal offal with bread dumplings. Mediterranean cuisine: Vitello tomato, pappardelle with chicken liver and sage, tortelloni with ricotta and spinach. Asian cuisine: Korean bulgogi beef, spicy tempura shrimp.

Renowned Austrian estate, Domäne Wachau, boasts a variety of elegant Wachau wines reflecting their unique origin. Led by Roman Horvath MW and Heinz Frischengruber, their focus lies on depth and drinkability. These wines are born from small, organic plots in world-famous vineyards like Achleiten, Kellerberg, and Singerriedel, meticulously cultivated by dedicated vintner families. Sustainability and biodiversity are paramount, making Domäne Wachau a must-visit for both its wines and diverse wine tourism experiences.

Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0598




Available Stock: 60 items
For orders €100,00 and above we deliver free to your place
For orders below €100,00 delivery charge €10,00 within city limits
The Grape
Riesling`s twin peaks are its intense perfume and its piercing crisp acidity which it manages to retain even at high ripeness levels.

In Germany, Riesling constitutes around 20% of total plantings, yet it is responsible for all its greatest wines. It is planted widely on well-drained, south-facing slate-rich slopes, with the greatest wines coming from the best slopes in the best villages. It produces delicate, racy, nervy and stylish wines that cover a wide spectrum of flavours from steely and bone dry with beautifully scented fruits of apples, apricots, and sometimes peaches, through to the exotically sweet flavours of the great sweet wines.

It is also an important variety in Alsace where it produces slightly earthier, weightier and fuller wines than in Germany. The dry Rieslings can be austere and steely with hints of honey while the Vendages Tardives and Sélection de Grains Nobles are some of the greatest sweet wines in the world.

It is thanks to the New World that Riesling is enjoying a marked renaissance. In Australia the grape has developed a formidable reputation, delivering lime-sherbet fireworks amid the continental climate of Clare Valley an hour`s drive north of Adelaide, while Barossa`s Eden Valley is cooler still, producing restrained stony lime examples from the elevated granitic landscape; Tasmania is fast becoming their third Riesling mine, combining cool temperatures with high UV levels to deliver stunning prototypes.

New Zealand shares a similar climate, with Riesling and Pinot Gris neck to neck in their bid to be the next big thing after Sauvignon Blanc; perfectly suited is the South Island`s Central Otago, with its granitic soils and continental climate, and the pebbly Brightwater area near Nelson. While Australia`s Rieslings tend to be full-bodied & dry, the Kiwis are more inclined to be lighter bodied, more ethereal and sometimes off-dry; Alsace plays Mosel if you like.