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Tasting Games: Grauburgunder

Otherwise known as Pinot Gris or in some cases Ruländer, Grauburgunder is a wine close to our hearts. The variety was brought to Austria in the 13th or 14th century by Cistercian monks and it has stayed every since. Though there is only a small portion of the grape in Austria, about 222 hectares, about […]

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Tasting Games: Zierfandler

In honor of an upcoming seminar at ProWein featuring Jancis Robinson’s newest book, Wine Grapes, highlighting less-explored grapes including our friend Zierfandler (aka Spätrot), we will cover this grape today! Zierfandler makes up just a small portion of Austria’s output with just 85 hectares accounting for 0.19% of total production, but this was not always […]

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Tasting Games: Neuburger

Neuburger, a lesser-known white grape of Austria, is one known for being full and robust, but with mild flavors and a neutral palate. That being said, Neuburger still has a lot to offer, offering spice and floral notes when young and a nuttier taste with some age to the wine. It is known to make […]

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12 Days of Austrian Wine: Day 8 Tasting Games St. Laurent

Today is all about our lesser-known indigenous Austrian variety! At just 1.7% of the total production, it’s sometimes easy for this delicious grape to get lost in the mix of things. We won’t stand for it any longer, though, as it’s high time this grape receives the attention it deserves! The grape earned its name […]

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