Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Axpoint Price € 32.20
Axpoint is a prime vineyard at the western end of the Wachau valley in the village of Spitz. Over thousands of years, particles of weathered and eroded primary rock have been deposited and compacted at the foot of the famous Singerriedel vineyard where they are now covered by rather a deep, argillaceous top soil. Wines from Axpoint combine the elegance derived from the cool marginal climate in this part of Wachau with the structure and body the rich top soil delivers.
Sensory features: Medium yellow-green; on the nose very open and approachable, subtle and playful with aromas of yellow melon and mango, black pepper, tobacco spices and fresh wild herbs; appealing honey notes lead to a juicy palate which results in a beautiful balance; a lively and refreshing acidity; exotic fruit, elegant minerality; long-lasting with a spicy finish.
Grape variety: 100% Grüner Veltliner from the Axpoint Vineyards
Vinification: Very accurate and multiple selections in the vineyards reduced the yield to about 6.000 kg per hectare. Grüner Veltliner grapes for this wine were carefully hand-picked at the beginning of November. After spontaneous fermentation the fermentation and maturation took place in big wooden casks and in stainless steel tanks.
Best served: Serve well chilled directly from the fridge. The wine perfectly accompanies a variety of fish dishes, deep-fried dishes, the traditional Austrian "Tafelspitz“ (beef pot roast) as well as light meats. Already very approachable. Drink now or age for at least 5-8 years.
Alcohol content: 13%
Bottle size: 750ml