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Pichler-Krutzler Frauengarten Gruner Veltliner, Wachau, Austria

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F.X. Pichler's daughter Elisabeth and her husband Erich Krutzler

Average Price $24 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

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Grape Variety: Gruner Veltliner

Gruner Veltliner – the signature grape of Austria – is by far the nation's most widely planted wine grape. As Austria battles its way back onto the international wine market as a key wine-producing nation, crisp, subtly spicy Gruner Veltliner has been its flagship wine.

The variety's name might be hard to pronounce for the uninitiated, but Austria's incisive marketeers have turned this to their advantage, dubbing the variety "Gru-Ve", or even "Groovy". Gruner means "green" and neatly reflects not only the variety's yellowish-green berries, but also the freshness and green-pepper character which typifies Gruner Veltliner wines. Veltliner – a suffix shared by several European grape varieties (notably pink-skinned Roter Veltliner) – is a reference ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Wachau wine region

    Wachau is the westernmost wine region in Austria. It occupies a narrow stretch of the Danube River valley, covering 20 miles (33km) between the towns of Melk and Krems. Wachau is one of Austria’s most famous regions and is synonymous with intense, peppery Gruner Veltliner and rich, steely Riesling.

    The majority of Wachau’s vineyards are located on steep terraces hugging the river, which plays a vital role in moderating the warm summers and cold winters provided by the region's continental climate. During the day, warming influences from the Pannonian Plain in the east give a ripening boost to the grapes grown on the hillsides. At night, colder downslope winds or ... more

  • Niederosterreich [Lower Austria] wine region

    Niederosterreich, or Lower Austria, is a wine-producing region in the north-east of Austria that borders Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Responsible for roughly half of Austria’s total wine output, it is the country’s largest wine region, both geographically and in terms of production. A variety of different grape varieties are gro ... more


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