Austria produces a diverse array of wines in a range of styles, from world-class Rieslings to succulent dessert bottlings. But it is with Grüner Veltlinerthe Austrian varietal most often seen in the United Statesthat the country makes its definitive statement. The most recent vintage from this Alpine nation is 2011, which delivered lush Grüners that provide a good entrée to this exciting varietal, with enticing flavors and early-drinking appeal. Wine Spectator's Kim Marcus explains.
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