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Austria

Grüner Veltliner may be the quintessential wine of Austria, but there is plenty more to discover with Riesling and Zweigelt proving popular. After a devastating wine scandal in 1985, a more robust classification system was introduced and it has now established itself as one of the top countries in the world with regards to quality standards.

Domäne Wachau's head winemaker Heinz Frischengruber says the wines have impressive concentration and depth combined with stunning acid structure' and he is a very large chap so we won't disagree!

Winemaker Johannes Trapl grows traditional Austrian varieties organically in the region of Carnuntum. He has been on an organic journey lasting more than 10 years with his vineyards receiving certification in 2006 and now from the 2016 vintage all of the wines are certified organic too.

New for 2018 is Weingut Högl who is paving the way for the future of Wachau with Wine making techniques including skin contact, warm ferments and minimal intervention breathe life into these noble grape varieties.