Wine region of the month: Kremstal

The 2,243 hectares of vineyards in Kremstal are divided into three different zones, starting with rocky soils in the original Kremstal river valley and the historic town of Krems, along with Stein that joins the Wachau in the west, then moving on to the deep loess cover towards the east of Krems, and finally the southern bank of the Danube opposite Krems, around the magnificent Stift Göttweig monastery. Kremstal DAC was introduced in 2007 and stands for the vibrant and spicy Grüner Veltliner and for delicate, mineral-rich Riesling wines. Kremstal DAC wines are available either as in classic fresh medium-bodied styles or as rich, more intense Reserve wines.

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Cool, moist influences from the nearby Waldviertel

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Loess terraces

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Pinot Blanc and elegant, expressive wines