An esterous nose suggestive of mango, brown-spiced watermelon rind and pear distillate has its counterpart in a glossy, soft, expansive palate, where tropical ripeness is joined by some more Grüner Veltliner-typical notes of green bean and incisive white pepper. Surprisingly for a wine so ripe in character, this weighs in at little more than 12.5 percent alcohol. It finishes with impressive persistence.
Score: 89 points -- David Schildknecht, Vinous, June 2016
Weingut Stadt Krems holds a special position: the company is owned by a municipality.
Historically the Weingut Stadt Krems originated from two sources: first, from the possessions of the so-called "Bürgerspitalstiftung" - the Babenberg Duke Leopold IV founded in the year 1210 Civic Hospital in Krems and bequeathed this significant donations, including vineyards - on the other hand from generous legacies of imperial. Burggraf s to Krems, Ulrich von Dachsberg, the city endowed already 1452 vineyards.
Thus, the Weingut Stadt Krems counts with more than 550 years of history of the oldest wine producers in Austria and Europe.
Until 1744, the press house and aging cellars were housed under the town hall in the historic center of more than a thousand year old city, then in the basement of the Brotherhood "Corporis Christi". 1915, the city acquired a wine cellar in the moat. Since then there the estate wines of the city have been pressed.