There is a small wine region in Austria app. 100km distant from Vienna along the Danube called “Wachau”. Therefrom are coming some of the best whitewines of the world, Riesling and Grüner Veltliner, the autochthon Austrian grape. It gives – similar to Riesling – fresh, juicy and tasty white wines with a dominating acidity. This acidity keeps them durable for a long time.
Wines from Wachau are obligatory for us, so I went there and made meetings with 11 wineries, one of them the famous and very awarded “Domäne Wachau”. After all I decided without many doubts for Sigl. Their wines are clean and typical. I had a very good impression of the winemaker, who exactly knows what he is doing and his wife, giving a wonderful service for the preparation and importation, which is complex and extensive, to us. It is a small and family winery focussed on not many wine types, but Grüner Veltliner in different qualities and some reds. We take from them a crispy, fresh GV with a nice acidity and the “Smaragd”, the highest quality level. This is an important white wine with a lot of extract and a perfect balance of sugar and acidity. We also took a Zweigelt and a Cabernet Sauvignon, which polarise. There are many who like them very much, and a same number of person, who do not like them.
Anyway Weingut Sigl in short time has become one of our most sold wineries and appreciated by the Austrians… who can judge better than they about an Austrian wine?