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Going Grüner

A warm 2011 vintage offers expressive versions of Austria’s distinctive white
Kim Marcus
Issue: June 30, 2013

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 Veltliner—the Austrian varietal most often seen in the United States—that 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.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands June 4, 2013.

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