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.
Ingrid’s Sauberg vineyard in Breitenwaida primarily consists of limestone and gravel, with quartz and chert lending extra minerality and depth to the wines. The 50-year-old Grüner vines in the Sauberg produce wines with exceptional complexity and warmth.