Classic aromas of Gruner Veltliner are: Green Apple, Lemon, Lime, Pear and White Peach
Gruner Veltliner is a white grape variety of Austria. It is quite an old variety that was first mentioned in the 18th century. It is a grandchild to Pinot Noir.
Gruner Veltliner is practically synonymous with Austrian wine. It is the most planted grape in Austria making up a third of the total vineyard area, equating to 17,034ha of land across the country. Austria has unlocked the ability to make Gruner Veltliner in a variety of styles, the top wines being able to compete with the very best Chardonnays of France. The best examples come from the regions of Kamptal DAC, Kremstal DAC and Weinvertel DAC.
Gruner Veltliner produces wines that are high in acidity with medium-full bodies. The more refreshing, restrained style shall have poised aromas of white fruits: pear, green apple, lemon, lime and white pepper flavours. Though the fuller-bodied and riper examples straddle a more tropical and stone-fruit aroma spectrum. With age the best examples will give more honeyed and candied citrus flavours.