Repost from Austrian Wine- they said it best! 2020 will be remembered as a growing season of opposites, in which rain followed sun and cold followed warmth. Combined with the specific features of the regions, this called for a great deal of intuition and patience from winegrowers. And they have been rewarded – we can expect some invigoratingly fresh whites, finely balanced reds and some sweet rarities. Niederösterreich & Wien: 🍷Characteristic varietal typicity and freshness in Grüner Veltliner, Riesling and Pinot varieties 🍷Bouquet wines like Muskateller and Traminer comparatively more reserved 🍷Gebietsweine (regional wines) and Klassik wines: fresh and fruity with invigorating acidity 🍷Riedenweine (single-vineyard wines) and Reserve wines with balance, precision and structure (small quantities because of selection) 🍷Red wines: fruity and elegant, somewhat lighter Burgenland: 🍷Little or no effect from autumn rainfall 🍷White wines: harmonious with zesty acidity and good balance 🍷Red wines: cool elegance with juicy fruit (Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch: well balanced and with astounding maturity) 🍷Dessert wines: 🍷Small quantities of noble sweet wines from the eastern and western shores of Lake Neusiedl 🍷Occasional Eiswein harvest possible Steiermark: 🍷White wines: varietally typical, classic Steiermark. Crisp, fresh Gebietsweine (regional wines), meticulous selection for Riedenweine (single-vineyard wines) 🍷Sauvignon Blanc particularly attractive and characteristic 🍷Schilcher: focus on freshness and zest Bergland 🍷Generally, a very satisfactory year Oberösterreich: 🍷mature, intense wines expected Kärnten: 🍷good maturity, distinctive aromatics, easy drinking Tirol & Vorarlberg: 🍷protection against fungal infestation particularly important 🍷ripe grapes of good quality © AWMB/Marcus Wiesner ©AWMB/Robert Herbst