Origin & Terroir
The grapes for Grüner Veltliner Steinfeder Terrassen were carefully hand-picked from steep terraced vineyards throughout the Wachau valley with its unique microclimate and meagre primary-rock soils. It exhibits a very typical and consistent style of Grüner Veltliner from Wachau with plenty of fruit and a pronounced mineral character.
Grüner Veltliner is Austria?s most important grape variety with a share of approximately 1/3 in the total production. In Wachau in general and at Domäne Wachau in particular, this percentage is even higher at more than 50%. A multiplicity of styles can be produced from the Grüner Veltliner grape. A prime example is this light and elegant Steinfeder.
A decorative, feathery grass (Stipa Pennata) found only in the meagre primary rock sites of the Wachau lends this wine category its name. Delicate fruit and multiple fragrant aromas are found in a wine with no more than 11.5% alcohol. These wines are ideal as light, refreshing aperitifs or to pair with starters and cold buffets, or simply as a party wine or classic summer beverage.
The vines are cultivated in the classical Lenz Moser trellis system with an average yield of 8000 kg/ha. The grapes for this wine were harvested at the end of September. Our modern grape reception system enables us to select only 100% healthy grape material. Gentle pressing, sedimentation overnight, temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel define the vinification process. A moderate reductive treatment guarantees a fresh and fruity, yet well structured wine.
Bright greenish yellow; pure, precise and fresh nose, offering aromas of lemon and pink grapefuit, hints of white pepper underlined by hints of dark tobacco spice; light and fresh on the palate with a racy acidity and plenty of ripe fruit, fresh pepper; a typical Steinfeder: elegant, fresh, light and very versatile.
Serve well chilled at 8°C ? directly from the fridge. Perfectly accompanies light starters, salads and fish dishes or serves as an elegant summer wine. We recommend that you drink it within the first year after bottling to enjoy the freshness and delicate fruit aromas of this young wine.