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.
Ingrid’s Weinviertel DAC is an intensely expressive iteration of this classic. Grown in the calcareous löss soils of her Haugsdorf vineyard, this Grüner communicates not only the terroir of the Weinviertel, but also Ingrid’s dedication to every aspect of the winemaking process, from the vine to the bottle. It’s a perfect “all-rounder,” pairing well with meat and seafood, as well as with many Asian dishes.