Martin Arndorfer is young and ambitious. He found himself attending a wine school at the age of fourteen and has worked alongside some of the best winemakers in Northern Italy and Austria. It is not a surprise that he has become one of the leading producers of the Kamptal. This wine is 80:20 Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. Vibrant, clean, and spicy with mineral and stone fruit flavor. An excellent choice for white bean and sausage stews or you can just simply quaff.
Referred to by many Americans as "Gru-Ve," this white variety is nearly synonymous with Austrian wine. It's becoming wildly popular at the moment, especially compared to its obscure origins: it's known as the ultimate food wine for its great minerality and appealing freshness. The wines are consistent and eminently drinkable at the low end, and, on the premium side of things, full-bodied,...
Though the trend is now in the other direction, for many years Riesling was known for producing wines with little alcohol and some residual sugar - too sweet for many modern wine drinkers. Though it's now cultivated worldwide, Riesling is nearly synonymous with German wine, and that country's winemakers have lately begun to produce some very exciting dry versions. They are careful to retain the...
Austrian wine is finally getting the attention it deserves. Ever since the late 1980s, Austrian winemaking has taken a much more rigorous approach to quality control, and returned to its roots in organic viticulture.Deservedly famous for its white wines (Grüner Veltliners especially), Austria makes a number of delicious red wines as well.The most widely grown red grape in Austria is...
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