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 Göttweiger Berg’s unique geology and microclimatic conditions lend this Grüner some interesting complexities. Cool, humid forest air tempers the warmer Pannonian winds from the east, and the varied soil types, from deep loam to sand, impart fine structure and minerality. The terroir of the Göttweiger Berg is ideally matched to the expressive Grüner, yielding an elegant wine with good aging potential.