Austria's most peppery white wine is grown in the Weinviertel DAC region and, typically for the area north east of Vienna, is made from Grüner Veltliner grapes. It makes both wine professionals and connoisseurs eager to spice things up.
Easily recognised by its light green gold colour and spicy but fruity flavour, Weinviertel DAC labels a white wine which tastes of the endless rolling hills of the region, of sunshine and the flinty earth on which the vines flourish.
DAC stands for controlled designation of origin and is a guarantee that this wine has passed tests to maintain its high quality. Grüner Veltliner with its Pfefferl, or peppery kick, can be bought in wine shops, but also directly from around six hundred vineyards that sprawl along the 400 km long Wine Road and, of course, in the many “villages without chimneys” as the rows of wine taverns and cellars are known.
The Weinviertel DAC Reserve
has the region-typical taste profile of a peppery Grüner Veltliner wine from the district, with additional characteristics: dry, dense structure and long finish, bold style, subtle botrytis and woody notes are permitted.www.weinvierteldac.at