From the eastern shore of the Neusiedlersee comes this beautifully botrytised blend of Welschriesling and Chardonnay. By affording the grapes an autumnal stay of execution whilst the early morning mists roll in off the lake to meander, untrammelled through the vineyard, growers are rewarded by the sight of their previously ripe, healthy grapes shrinking and shrivelling on the vine as the moisture is drained from them and they end up resembling a cross between a sun-dried tomato and Keith Richards. The trade-off of this risky procedure is to concentrate the sugars within the grape resulting in naturally sweet wines that combine a honeyed sweetness with refreshing acidity. Trust me, you are going to adore this.
A serious wine of real complexity that balances fine tropical fruit with lively citrus in a pure and precise whole. Delicious now but easily capable of developing and improving further over then next decade, possibly even moreWeingut Johann Donabaum
It’s called Austrian Pepper as you’ll find plenty of peppery spice in it. Perhaps the hottest thing from Austria. It’s not just wine. It is just the most peppery-fruity Grüner Veltliner on the block. Spice up your life!
Alex Zahel makes Gemischter Satz (a field blend from the hills surrounding Vienna), in fact he makes quite a few and he makes some of the very best available. This Nussberg contains Weissburgunder, Chardonnay & Neuburger and feels quite Burgundian in style. Cracking with Belly Pork and fennel seeds