Country: Austria Region: Wachau
Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Domaine Wachau
Achleiten is a legendary vineyard in the Wachau village of Weissenkirchen. It is famous for wines with inimitable mineral character. Dry stone walls dating back to the 12th century, which mount the steep slopes with their silicate-rich soil, dominate this vineyard’s landscape. In the upper terraces, gneiss is the prevailing subsoil, the lower terraces are dominated by dark, schistous amphibolites.
Light green-yellow with silver reflections; on the nose very aromatic, juicy stone fruit aromas like apricot and subtle hints of white peach and lemon, white pepper and fresh wild herbs; the palate is very juicy and vibrant; the refreshing acidity balances the wine very well; structured and elegant with intense fruit sweetness in the finish; long-lasting and much salty minerality show typical characteristics of Achleiten.
Food Matches: Goat Cheese / Caviar / Shellfish / Chinese