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Domäne Wachau Terrassen Federspiel Riesling 2017 Wine Review

Domäne Wachau Terrassen Federspiel Riesling 2017

Domäne Wachau Terrassen Federspiel Riesling 2017

Wachau D.A.C., Austria

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 8

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Price: $21.95

Drink: 2018-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 11%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Domäne Wachau

Agent: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

From Austria's Wachau wine region, The Riesling wine grapes for Domäne Wachau Terrassen Federspiel 2017 are sourced from steeply terraced and select vineyards; temperatures in the Wachau are moderated by both the Danube River and cool Atlantic Ocean breezes. Wachau wines have three classification levels for Wachau wines: Steinfeder for wines up to 11.5% alcohol level; Federspiel for wines between 11.5–12.5% and Smaragd that must have a minimum of 12.5% alcohol level. This wine was made in the Federspiel style to an alcohol level between 11.5 and 12.5% abv. Look for ripe pear and peach flavours accompanied by crisp acidity on the palate.

Riesling food pairings: pork knuckles and sauerkraut, pork roast, mild curries.

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This Domäne Wachau Terrassen Federspiel Riesling 2017 was reviewed on December 7, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Peach and mineral aromas, with slight lemon and pronounced minerality on a bone-dry palate. Enjoy with shellfish stew.
Tasted Nov. 2018
Jennifer Carter rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Dry, high acid that leaves your mouth watering. Fresh flavours of lime, peach and apricot. Stoney minerality. As a Riesling lover this is some thing I would drink all the time.
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Very lively Riesling with intense lime, green apple, slightly under-ripe pineapple. Has a backbone of salinity. Sip with fried seafood - cod cakes, popcorn shrimp - as a counterbalance to salty-fried goodness.
Daniel O'Keefe rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Expressive nose featuring peach, apricot, lime, pear, white floral, and wet stone. Extra dry, riveting acidity, and big body for Riesling clocking in at a respectable 12.5% ABV. Mainly stone fruit on the palate with healthy notes of citrus and mineral. Long finish with resonating fruits and a touch of stone. Thinking classic German cuisine. Pork rouladen, schnitzel, sauerkraut, or river fish and lemon.
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Dry, lime-zesty, grapefruit-laced zinger of a Riesling. Gotta try this one with Francois Chartier's sauteed shrimp with rosemary (Tastebuds and Molecules). Tasted November 2018.
Kristin Perrin rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Nose: MacIntosh apple, anjou pear, smoky minerality, lime zest, delicate white flowers
Palate: Much of the same reflected from the nose with a lemon-lime bursting dry refreshing finish
Pair with: seafoods, white fish, salmon with creamy dill flavours, baked poultries, Swiss cheese fondue
From Domäne Wachau Terrassen, the Riesling wine grapes for Federspiel 2017 are sourced from steeply terraced plots near the cooling and moderated breezes of the Danube River and Atlantic Ocean. Ripe orchard fruit is matched by a vibrant acidity on the palate. Chill and pair with a charcuterie platter. - Community Wine Reviews

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