Grüner Veltliner

Grüner Veltliner is the most commonly planted vine in its native Austria, where it makes up for around 33 per cent of vineyards covering 17 hectares. It is most prominent in Lower Austria, where it represents more than half of all vines planted. It is also popular across Eastern Europe, for example in the Czech Republic, where it makes up 11 per cent of vine growth.

Sometimes known colloquially as GrüVe, Grüner Veltliner is a hardy and productive vine capable of attaining yields of 100 hectolitres per hectare (although doing so results in a lower quality, but still drinkable, wine). It has the potential to produce wines that have substance and fragrance, typically making dry, full bodied wines with notes of white pepper, celery, dill and gherkins, and it generally pairs well with food. Grüner Veltliner wines have a good ageing potential.

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