Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Achleiten Price € 43.70
Achleiten is a legendary vineyard in the Wachau village of Weissenkirchen. It is famous for wines with inimitable mineral character. Dry stone walls dating back to the 12th century, which mount the steep slopes with their silicate-rich soil, dominate this vineyard‟s landscape. In the upper terraces, gneiss is the prevailing subsoil, the lower terraces are dominated by dark, schistous amphibolites.
Sensory features: Bright straw yellow with golden highlights. Expressive on the nose with aromas of white pepper and mango, offering a pronounced mineral character. The enticing aromas are generous and playful. Tightly woven, the crisp, yet perfectly balanced acidity lingers in the mineral, almost salty, long finish.
Grape variety: 100% Grüner Veltliner from the Achleiten Vineyards
Grüner Veltliner from Achleiten is characterised by low yields due to the meagre primary rock soils. In 2011, the grapes for this wine were hand-picked at the beginning of November. The grapes were delivered to Dürnstein in plastic bins of approximately 300 kg. After several hours of maceration and gentle pressing, the wine aged in big wooden casks for several weeks.
Best served: Grüner Veltliner Achleiten is counted among the most age-worthy wines of the Wachau. Served well chilled at 10°C, the wine perfectly accompanies roasts, pigeon and quail as well as mature cheeses.
Alcohol content: 14%
Bottle size: 750 ml