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Grape varieties

The grape varieties of WINZER KREMS

Harvest 2017

Grüner Veltliner, Austria´s most important grape variety, ist more than 50% of an average harvest of WINZER KREMS.

 

Grüner Veltliner

Grüner Veltliner is the most important autochthonous grape variety in Austria. As an origin-typical DAC wine, this variety holds special rank in several wine-growing regions, like in KREMSTAL.

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Grüner Veltliner (photo: Peter Oberleithner)

Riesling

This variety was brought from the Rhine to the Danube in Austria and is now – next to the Grüner Veltliner - the most important white wine variety in the Wachau and Kremstal.

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Riesling (phFoto: Peter Oberleithner)

Blauer Zweigelt

As the most widespread red wine variety in Austria, the wine spectrum of the Blauer Zweigelt ranges from young-drinking, non-wood-matured versions to strong, firm wines matured in the barrique. 

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Blauer Zweigelt (photo: Peter Oberleithner)

Gelber Muskateller (yellow muscatel)

It is one of the oldest grape varieties and yields different types. In Austria, predominantly  yellow muscatel is cultivated.

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Gelber Muskateller (photo: Peter Oberleithner)

Chardonnay

The variety is grown throughout the world and yields some of the most expensive wines anywhere.

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Chardonnay (photo: Peter Oberleithner)

Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc)

Only in good vineyard sites does this variety yield the highest quality. Young wines have a blossomy expression and piquant acidity, while mature versions tend to develop bread and nut flavours.

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Weißburgunder / Pinot Blanc (photo: Peter Oberleithner)

Neuburger

The former Neuburger memorial (now NÖ wine memorial) is a reminder of the origin of this variety.

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Neuburger (photo: Peter Oberleithner)

Müller Thurgau (Rivaner)

This variety grows in all Austrian wine-growing regions.

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Müller Thurgau / Rivaner (photo: Peter Oberleithner)

Frühroter Veltliner

This old autochthonous grape variety is widely grown in the Thermenregion, Weinviertel and in the Wagram. It is mostly sold as young "primeur" wine.

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Frühroter Veltliner (photo: Peter Oberleithner)

Sankt Laurent

St. Laurent was named after St. Lawrence Day - August 10th – the day when the grapes begin to change colour.

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Sankt Laurent (photo: Peter Oberleithner)