Grüner Veltliner may be the quintessential
wine of Austria, but there is plenty more to discover with Riesling
and Zweigelt proving popular. After a devastating wine scandal in
1985, a more robust classification system was introduced and it has
now established itself as one of the top countries in the world
with regards to quality standards.
Domäne Wachau's head winemaker Heinz Frischengruber says the
wines have impressive concentration and depth combined with
stunning acid structure' and he is a very large chap so we won't
Winemaker Johannes Trapl grows traditional Austrian varieties
organically in the region of Carnuntum. He has been on an organic
journey lasting more than 10 years with his vineyards receiving
certification in 2006 and now from the 2016 vintage all of the
wines are certified organic too.
New for 2018 is Weingut Högl who is paving the way for the
future of Wachau with Wine making techniques including skin
contact, warm ferments and minimal intervention breathe life into
these noble grape varieties.