Despite it’s somewhat lengthy absence, Wine Blogging Wednesday is once again bringing wine bloggers everywhere together. This month’s topic, selected by 1 Wine Dude, Joe Roberts, calls upon wine bloggers to select one single vineyard wine and blog about it. It’s too hard for us to pick just one, but for those wine bloggers who are still scrambling to find a selection worth dedicating an entire post to, we thought we’d help them out. Truth is, Austria has many “single vineyard” sites and we think choosing one of these wines is the perfect way to get in the spirit.
There are a few resources that will help guide you in your selection:
Vinea-Wachau: The Vinea-Wachau is a wine-governing body within the Wachau, you may recognize the organization’s name from the Codex Wachau which regulates the classifications Steinfeder, Federspiel, and Smaragd. On their website, they’ve posted a list of all the single vineyard sites in the area (the list.)
If your preference is to travel out of the Wachau, then you should take a gander at the Erste Lagen website, which is a separate organization that has devised a classification of vineyard sites for vineyards in Kamptal, Kremstal, Traisental, and Wagram. These vineyard classifications can only be used for Grüner Veltliner and Riesling at this time.
There are other single vineyard sites in Austria, for example Mandel-Höh in the Thermenregion and Kirchberg and Rosenberg in Burgenland. The Tastes of Austria also offer us a few vineyard sites throughout other areas such as Wein, Styria, and Burgenland here.
The point is, it’s worth exploring a single vineyard Austrian wine – each represents its own expression of terroir that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. We look forward to reading your posts!