WHICH RED WINES COME FROM AUSTRIA?

Wachau is best known

for its fantastic white wines.

Great red wines come

from Carnuntum.

Popular red wines from

Austria are:

Zweigelt

Blaufränkisch

Sankt-laurent

Zweigelt 

(or Blauer Zweigelt) 

is the most planted blue grape variety in Austria.

It is a cross between blaufränkisch and sankt-laurent.

The taste of the wines depends on

the exact origin and how the wine was made.

There is a lot of variation, but in general:

Zweigelt =
smooth, full-fruity.


Blaufränkisch =
firmer, fruity, spicy.

Sankt-Laurent =
firm, fruity, earthy.


Austria = white & red

The planting of blue grape varieties in Austria has doubled in the last 20 years.

White grape varieties = 2/3 part of all vineyards.

Quality wine can be made from 22 different white grape varieties.

Number 1 = grüner veltliner.

Blue grape varieties = 1/3 part of all vineyards.

Quality wine can be made from 13 blue grape varieties.

Number 1 = zweigelt.