Grüner Veltliner is a late ripening variety, that is Austria's most famous grape. It is indigenous to Austria and grown extensively, accounting for 36% of all vineyard plantings. The finest Grüner Veltliners come from the Wachau, these are powerful wines, while more elegant examples come from Kamptal and Kremstal.
Grüner Veltliner produces wines that are pale green in colour and display aromas of grapefruits, limes, pears, and sometimes hints of white pepper. They have a core of steely acidity which enables the best bottles to age gracefully. The grape's natural acidity and subtle flavours makes its wines ideal partners for food.