Domaine Wachau, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Ried Axpoint 2017
xpoint is a prime vineyard at the western end of the Wachau valley in the village of Spitz. Over thousands of years, particles of weathered and eroded primary rock have been deposited and compacted at the foot of the famous Singerriedel vineyard where they are now covered by rather a deep, argillaceous top soil. Wines from Axpoint combine the elegance derived from the cool marginal climate in this part of Wachau with the structure and body the rich top soil delivers.
"From the bottom of the Singerriedl and cultivated in deeper soils, the 2017 Spitzer Ried Axpoint Grüner Veltliner Smaragd displays a very intense and tropical nose with mango aromas. Full-bodied and lush on the palate, this is generous and creamy but well structured and even fresh Veltliner with some bitter phenols on the finish." (Parker et al).