The flagship grape of Austria, Grüner Veltliner is a natural cross of Traminer and St. Georgen. Grüner accounts for almost 30% of all grapes planted with around 13,500 hectares under vine in the country. The Austrian native has become an international sensation amongst sommeliers worldwide as the perfect food wine due to its high acidity. In Austria it is prized for the easy drinking wine it produces but can also wow the palate with complexity in the right winemaker’s hands. The typical flavor profile is often described as displaying elements of green apple with an unmistakable white pepper spiciness.
The grapes for the Nussberg Grüner Veltliner come from the “Weissleiten” and “Haarlocke” vineyards in the cooler northeast facing part of the Nussberg. This wine shines with a soft, balanced Veltliner nose with hints of quince and greengage. It’s fragrant, fresh and yields a very elegant palate. It’s smooth and very approachable with a vibrant acidity structure. Even as a young wine, this Grüner Veltliner is pleasant with its spicy and fresh style.