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Gruner Veltliner Wine Varietal Definition

Domane Wachau's vineyards hug steep slopes overlooking the Danube River in Austria

The most commonly planted grape varietal in Austria, Grüner Veltliner is also grown in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, the United States, New Zealand and Australia. Known as a food-friendly wine, its flavor can vary significantly from region to region. Grüner Veltliner grapes grown on the steep slopes of the Danube west of Vienna exhibit a marked minerality, while those grown in warmer regions feature stronger aromatics and spicy notes.

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(Updated: 11/19/12 JLD)

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