WHICH RED WINES COME FROM AUSTRIA?
Wachau is best known
for its fantastic white wines.
Great red wines come
Popular red wines from
(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:
firmer, fruity, spicy.
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.