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Domane Wachau 2010 Terrassen Federspiel Gruner Veltliner - Wine Review

Wachau, Austria

Our Selection for Wine of the Week June 27, 2011

A bottle of Domäne Wachau 2010 Terrassen Federspiel Grüner Veltliner, our Wine of the Week

Domäne Wachau
2010 Terrassen Federspiel Grüner Veltliner

Wachau, Austria

Domäne Wachau is a noted Austrian cooperative encompassing 30 per cent of the Wachau region's total vineyards. The impressive vineyard property is so famed for its age and steep terraces that it is considered part of the World Cultural Heritage. Like much of the Austrian wine industry, Wachau's focus is on white wines. In fact, the winery strives to be among the world's leading white wine producers and currently makes multiple Grüner Veltliners and Rieslings as well as whites from European grape varieties such as Muscat and Neuburger and a small amount of late harvest and sparkling wines. The 2010 Terrassen Federspiel offers a beautiful bouquet of guava, lemons, limes, lemongrass and wildflowers. The wine dances across the palate with almost spritzy brightness. Its flavors are faintly tropical, including pineapple and guava with racy, citrus acidity. It finishes with a cleansing, herbal note of lemongrass, white pepper and a faint minerality. It is the sort of tart, acidic wine that pairs well with most summer foods, from a chopped garden salad to grilled bison burgers. For a sophisticated meal, try it with chilled lobster with a homemade aïoli, miso cod or Chinese five spice-rubbed loin of pork.

Rating: 13.5/20

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