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Austria

If you already know that Austria produces lovely light-bodied reds – almost a third of its production – then go on, pat yourself on the back. Because most of us see Austria through the lens of Gruner Veltliner – the white grape it seems to monopolise. Not uber-cold like Germany to the North, Austria’s land-locked alpine valleys still provide the cool conditions for long ripening periods. This means neutral local whites such as Gruner do not become bland but slowly ‘fill out’ with gentle pear and stonefruit – fruit characters restrained or ‘transparent’ enough to showcase the deeper charms of balance, texture and mineral complexity. 

Austria

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  1. 2015 Big Sky Martinborough Gruner Veltliner

    2015 Big Sky Martinborough Gruner Veltliner

    17.5 Points Raymond Chan
    A delicious new Gruner from boutique operation Big Sky. The weighty palate of gently ripe pear and citrus comes with a lovely dusty/stoney mineral element and beautiful refreshing acidity. From ...
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  2. 2015 Hiedler Riesling Urgestein

    2015 Hiedler Riesling Urgestein

    92 Points John Caro
    A superb Austrian Riesling from experts Hiedler. This has minerality similar to a German wine - although with a saline complexity - while the Austrian climate gives a little more fruit richness ...
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  3. 2015 Hiedler Pinot Blanc

    2015 Hiedler Pinot Blanc

    92 Points John Caro
    Stylishly dry and mineral - authentic Austrian Pinot Blanc. This strikes that varietal balance between a refreshingly simple palate in which there is, looking closer, a lot happening - candied ...
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  4. 2015 Hiedler Gruner Veltliner Spiegel

    2015 Hiedler Gruner Veltliner Spiegel

    92 Points Wine Enthusiast
    A beautifully textured and complex Gruner from it's homeland, Austria. 2015 was a great vintage and this comes from one of the country's most respected producers. Hiedler shows why Gruner is ...
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