I tried two wines from Wauchau on my recent trip through the area.
Stift Meck Jamek
Jochinger Stewwand Reisling
€9.90 = $13.86
Purchased at Melk Abby
Reisling Lösslagen Kremstal DAC
€7.90 = $11.06
Purchased in Melk
Both wines were a dry reisling, a bit one dimensional with a grapeiness that you would expect to find in a French Hybrid from PA or NY, not from an Austrian Reisling.
While on the river cruise, their “House Wines” were a Grüner Veltliner that was at best quaffable, and a red wine that was well… a red wine. One evening they did pour a Sylvaner in a bocksbeutel shaped bottle. I didn’t get the vintner, but this was the best wine of the trip. It had several layers of ripe fruit flavors and a respectable length aftertaste. This should have been their “House Wine”.
Definitely not what I was expecting, and might I say, a little disappointed.
I am the Principal at Emerald Art Services, LLC and a “qualified appraiser” with an ISA-AM designation from the International Society of Appraisers since 1999.In 2013, I was accepted as an Overseas Member of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers in Ireland. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Kent State University and I am pursuing my Masters of Art, in Art History and a Certified Specialist of Wine certification through the Society of Wine Educators.