Have you ever tried Rotgipfler (Rot-GIP-fler)? One of Austria’s most treasured and rare grape varieties, is a natural crossing of Traminer and Roter Veltliner. Rotgipfler is indigenous to the Thermenregion of Austria. Though a white grape, the variety got its name (“rot” is the German word for red) for the red veins of its leaves and its reddish-bronze vine shoots. Rotgipfler has something for every palate: Tropical fruits that lead into a supple, mid-palate and a crisp, acidic finish. Find this wine from Johanneshof Reinisch in #Portland at @LinerAndElsen. #Austrianwine #withthewinecircus