Grüner Veltliner

Grüner Veltliner (Green Veltliner) is a white wine grape variety grown primarily in Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. The leaves of the grape vine are five-lobed with bunches that are long but compact, and deep green grapes that ripen in mid-late October in the Northern Hemisphere.

Grüner Veltliner Grape Variety

In 2008, Grüner Veltliner plantations in Austria stood at 17,151 hectares (42,380 acres), and it accounts for 32.6% of all vineyards in the country, almost all of it being grown in the northeast of the country. Thus, it is the most-planted grape variety in Austria. Some is made into sparkling wine in the far northeast around Poysdorf.

Along the Danube to the west of Vienna, in Wachau, Kremstal and Kamptal, it grows with Riesling in terraces on slopes so steep they can barely retain any soil. The result is a very pure, mineral wine capable of long aging, that stands comparison with some of the great wines of the world. In recent blind tastings organized by the Austrian Wine Marketing Board, Grüner Veltliners have beaten world-class Chardonnays from the likes of Mondavi and Maison Louis Latour.

Grüner Veltliner has a reputation of being a particularly food-friendly wine and is a popular offering on restaurant wine lists. It is made into wines of many different styles - much is intended for drinking young in the Heuriger (bars serving new wine) of Vienna, a little is made into sparkling wine, but some is capable of long-aging. The steep vineyards of the Danube (Donau) west of Vienna produce very pure, mineral Grüner Veltliners intended for laying down. Down in the plains, citrus and peach flavors are more apparent, with spicy notes of pepper and sometimes tobacco.

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Sax, Gruner Veltliner, Luftikus, Niederosterreich, 2019
Sax, Gruner Veltliner, Luftikus, Niederosterreich, 2019

From fruit grown in Ried Wechselberg on loess over granite. This is an excellent introduction...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginAustria

RegionNiederösterreich

ColourWhite

ABV11.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeSAX119

GrapeGruner Veltliner

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Sax, Gruner Veltliner, Luftikus, Niederosterreich, 2020

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Sax, Gruner Veltliner, Luftikus, Niederosterreich, 2020
Sax, Gruner Veltliner, Luftikus, Niederosterreich, 2020

Correct mildly vegetal scent of Grüner; a touch of spritz; and a nice vein of lemony acidity...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginAustria

RegionNiederösterreich

ColourWhite

ABV11.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeSAX120

GrapeGruner Veltliner

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Sax, Gruner Veltliner, Zwillingslauser, Kamptal, 2020

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Sax, Gruner Veltliner, Zwillingslauser, Kamptal, 2020
Sax, Gruner Veltliner, Zwillingslauser, Kamptal, 2020

The Sax boys name one of their Kamptal Gruner Veltliners Zwillingslauser, which loosely...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginAustria

RegionKamptal

ColourWhite

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeSAX220

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Sax, Gruner Veltliner, Ried Panzaun, Kamptal Reserve, 2019

Kamptal Reserve simply means the wine has to go before a tasting panel. From an eponymous...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginAustria

RegionKamptal

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeSAX319

GrapeGruner Veltliner

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