Austria has more to offer than sweet wines

Date: January 05, 2011

About Wines from Austria
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Like most of Europe, there were grapes growing in Austria all along, but it was the Romans who introduced viticulture to the Alpine Slopes along the Danube Valley. A few centuries later, Charlemagne added a few regulations, selecting what he thought were the best wines for the area and banning others, called respectively, “Frankish” and “Hunnish.” In the 18th century, Emperor Joseph II declared the right of Heuriger inns to serve wine and since 1784, Vienna vintners have sold wines straight from the vats in their own inns.

More recently, Austria’s steady progress toward greater wines was interrupted when the drive for unbridled mass production led to many less-than-scrupulous vintners to produce Spätlese containing glycol (yes, as in antifreeze). The resulting shock led to the strictest wine laws in Europe. A good thing, though one wonders why it was necessary to enact a law to make it clear that wine should not contain antifreeze.

Today, more than 137,000 acres are planted with grapes in Austria, in four designated regions and 15 subregions along and below the eastern slopes of the Alps. The largest of these is Niederösterreich, or Lower Austria, which is called this despite the fact that it is the northern-most wine region of Austria. Best known to American palates is the subregion called Weinviertel, which simply means “wine quarter,” and since 2002 has been recognized for DAC Grüner Veltliner. Since a historic tasting that year, when the top two spots went to Grüner (and the top four to Austria over France and California), this distinctive white, peppery yet fruity with a balanced acidity, quickly has shattered the myth of exclusively sweet wines from Austria.

Grüner Veltliner’s origins still are not entirely clear. It is not related botanically to Roter-, Brauner- and Frühroter Veltliner, among other namesakes. With DNA analysis, Traminer has been identified as one of the parent varieties; the other remains unknown. To further the confusion, before the mid 19th century, it was called Grüner Muskateller — although there is no relation to the Muskateller variety.


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