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September 10, 2022

Discovering Austria

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 2:19 pm

Author: Dirk Chan

Austria is considered by many to be one of the well-kept wine secrets in Europe. Its numerous indigenous grapes and quality-conscious, small family producers make for interesting sampling for those wanting to expand their wine knowlege with delicious, food-friendly wines the whole range from Sparkling to white to red and dessert wines.

You’ll find well-made artisan wines at reasonable prices representing brilliant Quality Price Ratios across the spectrum, from everyday drinkers wines to fine wines for laying down. Grüner veltliner is Austria’s most famous export, making delicious crisp, fresh-tasting white wines with notes of ripe apple and a characteristically intriguing twist of white pepper and peas, while dry Rieslings are also popular. The key red grapes of Austria are Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt and St Laurent with Pinot Noir growing in representation.

Experiment in your own time, but don’t miss the wines from Austria, they are becoming more and more popular and we have an expanding selection for you.

Pictured left to right:

2021 Huber Sparkling Rosé (Traisental, Austria) – $25.99

2020 Weszeli Terrafactum Langenlois Gruner Veltliner (Kamptal, Austria) – $28.99

2020 Claus Preisinger Puszta Libre (Burgenland, Austria) – $29.99

2017 Wachter Wiesler Deutsch Schutzen Blaufrankisch Eisenberg Reserve (Burgenland, Austria) – $47.99

2017 Domäne Wachau Beerenauslese Terrassen (Austria) – 375mL – $35.99

Other interesting Austrians for your consideration:

2020 Pittnauer Pitt-Nat Sparkling Rose (Burgenland, Austria) – $39.99

2021 Huber Vision Gruner Veltliner (Organic) (Austria) – $23.49

2019 Johanneshof Reinisch Rotgipfler (Thermenregion, Austria)- $28.99

NV Johannes Zillinger Revolution White Solera (Weinviertel, Austria) – $34.99

2015 Hiedler Ried Gaisberg Riesling (Kamptal, Austria) – $47.99

2019 Gruber Roschitz Blauer Zweigelt Ried Lauschen (Austria) – $28.49

2017 Johanneshof Reinisch St. Laurent (Thermenregion, Austria) – $29.99

2020 Claus Preisinger Blaufrankisch Kalkstein (Austria) – $33.99

2015 Weingut Krutzler Eisenberg Blaufrankisch Reserve (Austria) – $43.99

2017 Johanneshof Reinisch Grillenhugel Pinot Noir (Thermenregion, Austria) – $48.99

Be adventurous and try something you’ve not had before!

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