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Weingut Martinshof Lobster Gruner Veltliner, Weinviertel, Austria

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $15

Price History for 2011 Weingut Martinshof Lobster Gruner Veltliner, Weinviertel, Austria
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Grape Variety

Gruner Veltliner is the signature grape of Austria, and by far the nation's most widely planted wine grape. As Austria battles its way back to stardom on the international wine market, crisp, spicy Gruner Veltliner has been its flagship wine. The finest expressions of Austrian Gruner come from vineyards above the Danube River, in Wachau, Kremstal and Kamptal. Classic Gruner Veltliner wines show citrus aromas (lemon peel and grapefruit) complemented by fresh vegetal notes and the variety's trademark hint of white pepper.

There are two key styles of Gruner Veltliner wine. The first – lighter, fresher and citrus-focused – is typical of ...more


Region
  • Weinviertel – a large wine region the name of which translates literally as "wine quarter" – is by far the largest DAC wine region in Austria. It was also the first Austrian wine region to be given an official DAC title, when Austrian introduced its fledgling appellation system in 2002. Although it produces increasing quantities of bright, spicy red Zweigelt, the region is best known for its fresh, citrusy white wines made from Gruner Veltliner and Riesling. Wines labeled with the Weinviertel DAC title are dry, mid-bodied, white wines with the trademark citrus and spicy white pepper notes of ...more

  • Austria – a mountainous, landlocked country in Central Europe – is enjoying a renaissance as a wine-producing nation. It has worked its way free from decades-old controversy caused by a careless few, and has emerged as a role model for modern European wine - a leader in quality and innovation. Balancing the traditional with the modern, the Austrian wine industry has retained such classics as sweet Ausbruch and Strohwein, while actively developing...more


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