Sarah Jane Evans MW's top Austrian DAC wines

TTD Gruner Veltliner Austria DAC
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Niederösterreich (27,128ha)

Kremstal DAC (2,243 ha): Grüner Veltliner, Riesling. Moving from west to east, primary rock gives way to Loess (wind blown silt), the former making for intense, mineral wines; the latter ideal for opulent Grüners. Kremstal DAC Reserve permits subtle botrytis and oak influences. Launched with vintage 2007

Wines to try:

Stadt Krems Kremstal DAC Reserve Grüner Veltliner Wachtberg Reserve 2010

A remarkable winery, tucked inside the city of Krems, turning  out a broad portfolio of wines from different terroirs.  This is the essence of pure, mineral Grüner, with fine,  zippily clean and mouthwatering fruit. 17.5pts/20
Price: £15.95; Clark Foyster, Roberson, Slurp
Drink: Now to 2015
Alc: 13%