Oct. 15, 2021

Ep. 56. / Domäne Wachau, an exemplary cooperative with Roman Horvath MW

Ep. 56. / Domäne Wachau, an exemplary cooperative with Roman Horvath MW

This episode virtually goes to the Wachau region of Austria again! My guest is the honorable Roman Horvath, Master of Wine and CEO of the Domäne Wachau winery. In my eyes, the Domäne has been a fantastic example of a respectable and innovative cooperativ...


This episode virtually goes to the Wachau region of Austria again! My guest is the honorable Roman Horvath, Master of Wine and CEO of the Domäne Wachau winery. In my eyes, the Domäne has been a fantastic example of a respectable and innovative cooperative not only in Austria, but in the vast wine world as well. Hundreds of local vintners families thrive for excellent wines with around 80 labels under the guidance of Mr. Horvath and Mr. Frischengruber, the chief winemaker and oenologist at the estate.

We've talked about the Wachau terroir and history in great detail, tasted 3 tasty wine ghosts together, touched upon sustainable and organic viticulture, discussed the ideal way to show the individuality of the many Wachau micro terroirs, and highlighted why Wachau should be your next holiday destination. It was a very educational and compact episode, and of course, a great honor to have Mr. Horvath on the show. Enjoy, and please leave a rating on iTunes if you've liked it, or just send me feedback on social media or via mail. And visit the Wine Ghosts' Youtube or Instagram channel for short segments cut out from the podcast, like the explanation of the wine-growing conditions in the region on detailed maps by my guest.

 

Timeline:

1:51 - Introduction

3:18 - Wachau as a Wine Region

10:59 - differences between Southern and Northern Bank & Principal Soil Types

13:33 - Vineau Wachau Classification

19:15 - Wachau as a DAC

26:14 - Tasting Riesling Federspiel Bruck 2020

32:11 - Ideal Glassware for the Wachau Styles

34:00 - Structure of the Domäne Wachau

42:01 - Sustainable Certification and way towards organic

47:08 - Tasting MTX 2020 - Müller-Thurgau 2020

52:26 - Backstage Portfolio Wines

55:39 - Wachau History & Old Vines

57:51 - Recipe to show the individuality of the Wachau Terroir

1:04:31 - Tasting Kirnberg Smaragd Veltliner 2020

1:10:21 - Grapes for the Future?!

1:13:16 - What keeps Mr. Horvath at the Domäne?

 

| Guest: Roman Horvath MW | Domäne Wachau | @domaenewachau

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