The village of Furth bei Göttweig (established 1138) is the gateway to the UNESCO world cultural heritage Wachau region. Branches of the Dunkelsteiner Forest impart much natural beauty to the surrounding landscape. The village of Furth is favoured by a variety of microclimatic conditions. These allow the vegetation to breathe, bringing the delicately spicy and cool air of the Dunkelsteiner Forest together with warm Pannonian air masses and the natural humidity of the Danube region. These features are complemented by a wide array of geological variants, ranging from gravelly and sandy soil to loess and loam, all the way to weathered primeval rock and thus – in interplay with the different grape varieties – yield an enormous stylistic diversity of wines. This is an ideal setting for 2020 Falstaff Winemaker of the Year Fritz Miesbauer and his team to grow Gruner Veltliner and Riesling. Stift Göttweig produces mid-weight wines from the village appellation “Furth”, vinified in stainless steel tank. Alcohol 12.5%.
The nose gives an impression of juiciness, yellow apple with delicate nuances of tobacco; great finesse and structure on the palate, green apples supported by mineral notes, densely structured with good potential for maturing.