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Grüner Veltliner

Grüner Veltliner is a white grape variety originating in Austria. It is a highly versatile variety and is used to produce mostly varietal wines.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

The Grüner Veltliner grape provides wines with a light to medium body and a straw green colour. It has aromas of green apple and white pepper, as well as subtle herbal, floral and citrus notes. On the palate, it has a crisp acidity and sometimes a hint of spice.

Fresh Grüner Veltliner grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Grüner Veltliner is mainly grown in Austria, where it is the most widely planted grape variety. It is also found in regions of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and even New Zealand. Grüner Veltliner is a hardy variety and can withstand cold temperatures. It requires a sunny and moderate warm climate, with well-drained soils. It is usually harvested mid-September to early October. During winemaking, the must is cooled and fermented at a low temperature to bring out the varietal character and minerality. Grüner Veltliner wines can vary greatly depending on the region. In the Wachau region of Austria, the wines have a distinct minerality, with a fuller body and higher alcohol content. The wines from the lower Austria region for example, are usually fruity and spicy. Grüner Veltliner is a versatile food wine and pairs well with a variety of dishes. It goes well with seafood, salads, vegetables and Asian-inspired dishes. It is also an excellent match for spicier dishes, such as curries, where its crisp acidity helps to balance out the heat.

Foods to pair with Grüner Veltliner:

Asian food
Pasta
Deep fried
Beef
Sausage
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Grüner Veltliner
Grüner Veltliner is sometimes referred to as ‘Gruner’ and is often referred to as ‘G.V.’ in the US.

Top Wines with Grüner Veltliner

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Hollenburger Kalkspitz is a highly sought-after Pet-Nat. Hailing from the renowned Hollenburger vineyard in a prestigious appellation, this wine is crafted with meticulous care. The vineyard's unique limestone-rich soil imparts distinct mineral notes to the wine, adding complexity and depth. The winemaking process involves the finish of fermentaiton in bottle, resulting in a refreshing sparkling wine. With its elegant style, Hollenburger Kalkspitz offers a harmonious blend of fruit flavors, balanced acidity, and a lingering finish, making it a standout choice for wine enthusiasts.
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Szigeti Grüner Veltliner Brut

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Szigeti Grüner Veltliner Brut is a delightful sparkling wine that showcases the best of Austrian winemaking. Crafted in the renowned appellation of Burgenland, this wine is made from the Grüner Veltliner grape variety, which thrives in the region's unique vineyard features. The wine is produced using traditional winemaking techniques, including a secondary fermentation in the bottle, resulting in fine bubbles and a crisp, refreshing character. With its vibrant acidity and notes of green apple, citrus, and white pepper, Szigeti Grüner Veltliner Brut offers a lively and elegant drinking experience. Perfect for any celebration or as an aperitif, this wine is a true expression of Austrian craftsmanship.
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Domäne Wachau Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Terrassen

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Domäne Wachau Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Terrassen is a high-quality white wine produced by Domäne Wachau, a renowned winery located in the Wachau region of Austria. This wine is made from the Grüner Veltliner grape variety, which is known for its crisp acidity and citrusy flavors. The grapes are grown on terraced vineyards that are situated on steep slopes along the Danube River, which provides ideal growing conditions for the grapes. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, gentle pressing, and fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the wine's freshness and fruitiness. The resulting wine is dry, elegant, and refreshing, with notes of green apple, lemon, and white pepper. It is a perfect match for seafood, salads, and light dishes.
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Weingut R&A Pfaffl Grüner Veltliner vom Haus

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Weingut R&A Pfaffl's Grüner Veltliner vom Haus is a vibrant representation of Austria's most celebrated grape variety, hailing from the verdant Weinviertel region. This family-run estate is revered for its commitment to capturing the essence of local terroir. Their Grüner Veltliner is grown on loess soils, which impart a distinctive minerality to the wine, while the cool climate ensures a lively acidity. The Pfaffls employ modern winemaking techniques to craft a wine that is both approachable and complex, offering a refreshing take on the classic Austrian style that's both food-friendly and versatile.
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Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner

Schloss Gobelsburg

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Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner is a highly regarded white wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from the renowned appellation of Schloss Gobelsburg, this wine is crafted from grapes grown in exceptional vineyards. The vineyard features unique characteristics that contribute to the wine's distinct flavor profile. With meticulous winemaking techniques, this Grüner Veltliner is crafted to perfection, resulting in a wine that is crisp, vibrant, and full of character. Its style is known for its refreshing acidity, lively citrus notes, and hints of white pepper.
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