Austria's most widely planted grape variety, where, in quality regions like the Wachau, Kamptal and Kremstal, it can produce an assertive, steely, rich dry white capable of rivalling the best Rieslings.
Around Vienna it is used for the young ‘Heurige’ wines. It has a unique aroma and flavour with elements of white pepper and celery marking it out from any other variety. It’s also grown
to a certain extent in Slovakia and Hungary.
What does it taste like?
- white peper and celery
- an alluring herbiness
Austria’s widely planted grape variety produce an assertive, steely, ich dry white with a unique aroma and flavour. For some it hints at
white pepper and celery, while others prefer the descriptors of gherkins and dill. Either way, there’s often an unusual, alluring herbiness in
what, at its best, can be an excellent, steely dry white.