KREMSTAL DAC, Furth

The ‘Göttweiger Berg’ – as it has been known since 1083 AD – benefits remarkably from a number of various microclimatic influences. Here, the vegetation breathes the cool, soft and spicy atmosphere from the Dunkelsteiner Wood as well as the warm Pannonian air – all balanced with the natural humidity of the Danube region. There also are several geological variants, ranging from gravel and sand, loess and loam to weathered primeval rock – all of which bring, along with the various grape varieties, a plethora of expressive nuances to the wines. This is an ideal site for Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. The Göttweiger Berg yields medium-bodied wines with an average of 12.5% vol. alcohol. They are matured in steel tanks.

Tasting notes

Ripe aromas of vineyard peach, underscored by minerals and a touch of citrus. Racy and fresh on the palate; a delicate apricot note; nicely balanced.

analysis

Alcohol content: 12.5%
Acidity: 6.4 g
Residual sugar: 2.6 g

Ageing potential

Very delicate during the first three years following the harvest; can be cellared for up to ten years.

serving temperature

9 – 11° C

Food matching

We recommend this wine with smoked appetizers, grilled fish, and an assortment of dishes such as Wiener schnitzel and grilled chicken. It also matches with light fish starters, seafood, gourmet salads, classic roast chicken, pasta with fish, spaghetti carbonara and various kinds of pizza.


KREMSTAL DAC RESERVE, RIED SILBERBICHL, ERSTE LAGE

The Silberbichl is a broad, terraced vineyard situated above the Danube River, comprised of ‘old Danube’ gravel and weathered stone, covered with loess. This vineyard was documented as a site as early as 1562. The name ‘Silber’ (silver) probably comes from the Glimmerschiefer (mica schist) found here in large pieces; ‘Bichl’ is a variation of ‘Bühel’, a hill. This southeast-facing site lies within the boundaries of the wine-growing region Wachau. Riesling is planted here because it is ideally suited to the soil. The best selection of Riesling Silberbichl was handpicked on 9 November 2014.

tasting notes

Pure aromas of pear and peach. Pleasantly fresh and fruity with a fine acidic interplay. A mineral-driven Riesling with a long finish.

analysis

Alcohol content: 13%
Acidity: 6.4 g
Residual sugar: 5.5 g (dry)

ageing potential

Very delicate in the first three years following the harvest, it can be cellared for up to 20 years.

serving temperature

10 – 12° C

food matching

The Riesling Silberbichl is the ideal partner for traditional dishes like roast veal, roast chicken and freshwater fish. But it also complements exotic dishes such as Chinese, Indian, Sushi, California cuisine and fusion.

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