Sarah Jane Evans MW's top Austrian DAC wines

Hundsleiten Austria DAC
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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
Alc: 13%