Sarah Jane Evans MW's top Austrian DAC wines
Weinviertel DAC (13,356 ha): Grüner Veltliner
Austria’s first DAC, created in 2003. An extensive region with soil variation. In general the Grüner s are rounded, with peach fruit, and white and green pepper notes. Reserve styles are full-bodied and riper, some with oak influence.
Wines to try:
Pfaffl Weinviertel DAC Reserve Hundsleiten 2010
One of a selection of impressive Grüners from this family, a significant force in driving forward quality in the Weinviertel. Notes of citrus, pineapple and juicy pink apples, balanced by clean, pure pepperiness. 17.5pts/20
Price: £18.50; Astrum Cellars
Drink: Now to 2015