Wine Review – Domäne Wachau Classic Riesling Federspiel 2016

From the same producer as my recent LIDL find, I’ve included this wine despite it not readily being available on the UK High Street as I wanted to show there is far more to Austria than their signature variety Grüner Veltliner. This elegant Riesling is a great example of the range of wine the country can offer.

There is a lovely balance to this Riesling: limpid lemon in appearance, the nose betrays attractive aromas of peach, lime, crab apple and pear with some delicate floral notes. On the palate there is a noticeable minerality and savouriness which complements the lovely ripe fruit. Dry, medium bodied and with a trademark zingy acidic backbone giving the wine terrific structure, this is beautifully balanced with a surprisingly long finish.

The relatively low alcohol (12%) makes this a perfect summer sipper.

(Currently unavailable in the UK this was purchased direct from Domäne Wachau http://www.domaene-wachau.at/en/wine/wachau-klassik/ for €9)

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