Grüner Veltliner


Grüner Veltliner (German pronunciation: [ˈɡʀyːnɐ fɛltˈliːnɐ]) is a variety of white wine grape variety grown primarily in Austria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. It has a reputation of being a particularly food-friendly wine. It is made into wines of many different styles - much is intended for drinking young in the Heuriger (bars serving new wine) of Vienna, a little is made into sparkling wine, but some is capable of long aging. The steep, Rhine-like vineyards of the Danube west of Vienna produce very pure, minerally Grüner Veltliners intended for laying down. Down in the plains, citrus and peach flavours are more apparent, with spicy notes of pepper and sometimes tobacco.


Grape Colour: White
Also called: Grüner Muskateller, Veltliner (more)
Origin: Austria
Major regions: Lower Austria, Burgenland, Moravia, Czech Republic
Notable wines: Smaragds from Wachau