Austria's Go-To Whites

Despite an iffy growing season, 2004 delivers many outstanding Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners
Kim Marcus, Bruce Sanderson
Issue: June 15, 2006

The white wines of Austria have so risen in quality over the past decade that wine lovers can now rely on each new vintage to deliver food-friendly flavors—at mostly reasonable prices. Austria's two main white varietals, Riesling and the indigenous Grüner Veltliner, offer an interesting menu of fruit, spice and mineral elements and show plenty of structure as well.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands June 15, 2006.

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