26 April – Domäne Wachau Steinwerk 2020 has arrived! This newly released wine is not typical of the traditional Wachau style, but rather part of a portfolio that aims to create wine outside of the stringent Austrian winemaking laws, looking at older techniques to bring a newer flavor to consumers.
Made from 100% Grüner Veltliner from the vineyards of Spitzer Graben, the wine was fermented spontaneously in marble and granite vessels and, after 12 months of aging on the fine lees, the wine was bottled without fining and filtration.
Domäne Wachau’s Master of Wine Roman Horvath says, “We are excited to release the Steinwerk in the U.S. The use of marble and granite is an older technique that creates a beautiful chalkiness and adds a wet stone character to the wine. As a winemaker, going outside the typical winemaking process, creates wines you don’t often find on the market and the Steinwerk is a unique wine that is a conversation starter.”
Retailing for $39.99, the Domäne Wachau Grüner Veltliner Steinwerk Spitzer Graban 2020 will be released in select markets in May 2022.
The Domäne Wachau winery manages 30% of the entire Wachau vineyard area, or around 400 hectares, including half of Austria’s most iconic vineyard, Achleiten. Additional famous vineyards such as Kollmitz, Liebenberg and Tausend-Eimer-Berg are found on Domäne Wachau’s vineyard map and make it the only winery in the Wachau with wines from all of the most prestigious sites in the region. The winery has a sustainable vineyard management program that includes measures of quality cultivation and is customized according to specific vineyards and vintage.
For more information, please contact Rebekah Polster at [email protected].
About González Byass USA
González Byass USA is a Chicago based importer for a strategically selected portfolio of fine wine and spirit brands from around the world including Spain, Chile, Italy and Austria.
González Byass USA is the US subsidiary of González Byass headquartered in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. González Byass is a family-owned, collection of wineries founded in 1835 which spans across Spain’s most important wine producing regions.
Today the fifth generation of the family are the custodians of many exceptional brands having built the company into a family of wineries which produces wine in some of Spain’s most famous regions; Bodegas Beronia (Rioja and Rueda), Dominio Fournier (Ribera del Duero), Cavas Vilarnau (Cava), Finca Constancia (Vino de la Tierra de Castilla), Finca Moncloa (Vino de la Tierra de Cádiz), Viñas del Vero (Somontano) and Pazos de Lusco (Rías Baixas). In each of these regions the family strives to make the best possible quality wines respecting the local terroir and the environment. At the same time the company has also expanded its interests further in the premium spirits business and has created pioneering brands such as The London No.1 and Nomad Outland Whisky to complement the Spanish brandies in the portfolio Soberano and Lepanto. In recent years, the family have expanded outside of Spain purchasing the quality vineyards of Viñedos Veramonte in Chile. Organically farmed vineyards producing cool climate wines from Casablanca and complex reds from Apalta.
González Byass USA also represents a number of international wineries in the US market including from Austria Domäne Wachau, and from Italy Pranza, Caldora, Cantine Cellaro, Vesevo, Vigneti Del Salento and Tenute Rossetti. In addition, Harveys Bristol Cream and Fundador Brandy de Jerez and El Recuerdo and Señorio mezcals were recently added to the portfolio, as well as Mexican brandies from Pedro Domecq: Presidente and Don Pedro.