Monday, October 27, 2008

Jamek Jamek & Jamek

The Wachau lies on the Donau river...bet you're glad you know that now.
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The base for this Vineyard started in 1910 with Anton Jamek.
In this winery...tradition and modern technology is strongly connected. His son Josef Jamek started in the early 1950s to produce his white wines dry and natural, a real courageous decision in those days. The sites have some of the best single vineyards in the Wachau, like “Ried Klaus”, “Achleiten” or “Hochrain”. The wines have an incomparable mineral aroma due to the primary rock stone terraces. The main grape varieties are Riesling and Grüner Veltliner, but also Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay. In 1996 the business was taken over by his son-in law and daughter, Hans & Jutta Altmann. The harvest is 100% hand-picked...
I'm telling you all above..cos I found nothing in English on the net....

Oh yes..and did you know..'Felderspiel' is a sign for wines with Kabinett quality..with maximal 12.5 % alcohol.
What wine?...oh yes..the wine I drank..with white Asparagus tips (yes..I know..it is October..my wife won't tell me where they came from)
Jamek Grüner Veltliner Federspiel
Stein am Rhein 2007
Wachau, Austria
Light, elegant style...strong aroma of pears..sprightly acidity bounces over a green apple flavour...plenty of minerals here..the whole package is dry..well-made wine....but I just prefered the Emmerich Knoll.
Points 16.25
PS..gotta mention the flowers...finding new backgrounds for photos gets more difficult...but this recent purchase was perfect

1 comment:

Edward said...

Could the spears of asparagus be Australian, they are just in season down under. . . Most likely from Thailand though. . .

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