Domäne Wachau is one of the iconic producers of this breathtakingly beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its terraced vineyards are strung along the steep banks of the Danube river, on a patchwork of terroirs that provide endless nuance to the Grüner Veltliner and Riesling grapes that grow there.
Grapes for Blauer Zweigelt Terrassen were carefully hand-picked from various small vineyards throughout the Wachau valley. The Zweigelt vines grow mainly on steep walled terraced vineyards with primary rock and partly on loess terraces with heavier sandy soils.
The grapes are destemmed, crushed and fermented by applying classical mash fermentation with 15% juice extraction for several days. Malolactic fermentation and maturation followed in big wooden casks in order to achieve balance and round-off tannin.
These wines are medium ruby red with intense purple highlights. Fruit-driven aromas of wild strawberry, blackberry are accompanied by forest soil, hints of clove and black pepper fragrances. The palate is medium-bodied and elegant. The mouth-watering acidity balances the soft tannins to make this Zweigelt an enjoyable and pleasant red wine.