Falstaff’s Winemaker of the Year: Domäne Wachau

In VERY exciting news, congratulations to Roman, Heinz and the brilliant team at Domäne Wachau for being named Falstaff’s Winemaker of the Year as part of the VieVinum Festival held in Vienna this week. This prestigious accolade is a testament to their unwavering dedication, exceptional skill, and the passion that they bring to the wines of Domäne Wachau. Their commitment to energising an extensive network of small grower-families to produce world-class wines that beautifully express the unique terroir of the Wachau has rightfully earned this recognition. It is a monumental privilege to work with Roman, Heinz and the team, and we couldn’t be more proud. Here’s to Domäne Wachau and their outstanding achievement and bright future ahead

Regional Wines 

2022 Grüner Veltliner Terrassen $33 RRP

Pronounced peppery flavour and racy structure offer plenty of pleasant refreshment. Aromas of green apple, white pepper, hints of mango and delicate herbal notes. Medium-body crisp acidity, juicy fruits, and white spice on the finish.

2022 Riesling Terrassen $38 RRP 

Subtle peach and apricot, apple blossom and a touch of litchi. Stone fruit, delicate lime, and hints of ripe pear. This wine is well balanced by a refined structure, very fresh, crisp, and plush acidity. 

Single Vineyard Federspiel Wines (Classic, Dry, Mid-Weight)

2022 Grüner Veltliner ‘Kaiserberg’ Federspiel $43 RRP

Fine herbal savouriness, delicate tropical fruit, some pineapple, a hint of cardamom, dark minerality. Juicy, elegant, fine acidity, fruity peach, tight-knit, remains well lasting, gluggable finish. Peter Moser, Falstaff 

2022 Grüner Veltliner ‘Liebenberg’ Federspiel $43 RRP 

Fine tobacco spice, a little gingerbread, candied orange zest, ripe apple fruit, kumquats in the echo. Juicy, complex, mineral, finely spicy, a touch of pear on the finish, salty aftertaste. A versatile food wine. Peter Moser, Falstaff

2021 Riesling ‘Bruck’ Federspiel $43 RRP 

Floral, white tropical fruit, a touch of lime, fine herbal savouriness, a multi-faceted bouquet. Medium complexity, delicate peach and pineapple, discreet acidity, mineral finish.  Peter Moser, Falstaff 

2022 Riesling ‘Steinriegl’ Federspiel $43 RRP

Fine blossom honey, a touch of pineapple, a hint of orange zest, notes of greengage. Taut, finely-meshed, vineyard peach, structured with racy acidity, limes on the finish. A zesty, light-footed food wine. Peter Moser, Falstaff

Single Vineyard Smaragd Wines (Naturally Concentrated & Complex) 

2021 Riesling ‘Singerriedel’ Smaragd $96 RRP

Juicy, elegant, white peach fruit, finesse-rich structure, balanced, delicate fruit sweetness on the finish, fine mineral nuances on the finish, very good length, secure certain ageing potential. 96 points. Peter Moser, Falstaff 

2022 Riesling ‘Kellerberg’ Smaragd $100 RRP

Fine yellow peach fruit, soft notes of tangerine and blossom honey, multi-faceted bouquet. Taut, tight-knit, minerally marked, vine peach, finesse-rich and very long lasting, seems light-footed with secure ageing potential. 96 points. Peter Moser, Falstaff 

2022 Grüner Veltliner ‘Achleiten’ Smaragd $100 RRP 

Delicate spiciness, dark minerality, notes of yellow stone fruit, a hint of candied orange zest, classic terroir bouquet. Finely-meshed, delicate peach fruit, lively acidity, saline nuances, fresh and well lasting, certain aging potential. 95 points. Peter Moser, Falstaff