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Country: Austria  Region: Burgenland  Grape: Grüner Veltliner 

Burgenland is a large wine producing region in eastern Austria. It occupies a narrow strip of land that runs from the Danube River in the north to Steiermark in the south. On its eastern side is the border with Hungary, and to the west lie the most eastern foothills of the Alps. The land is flat for the most part, although vineyards can be found in the foothills of the Leithaberg and Eisenberg mountains. The region enjoys a mild climate with over 300 days of sunshine each year and excellent terroirs. Neusiedlersee Lake has a huge influence on the region’s wine production.

There is nothing but pure Grüner Veltliner in the bottle, an example of the most important variety grown in Austria. It accounts for about thirty-three percent of the country’s total viticulture area. Light yellow-green in color, it is a refreshingly light wine that is perfect for any occasion. This wine has a fresh, elegant nose which balances nicely with its mineral and herbal characteristics.

Enjoy it tonight, chilled, with appetizers, Wiener Schnitzel, poultry, flavorful fish or light meat dishes. It goes well with most Asiatic dishes, especially Thai cuisine.

This white grape variety is the most important wine grape in Austria, and accounts for about one-third of Austria’s total viticultural area. It produces fresh, well-balanced wines with a light, fruity and sometimes slightly spicy flavor. When grown in the Burgenland area, there is a refreshing lightness to the Grüner Veltliner fruit that successfully tranfers to the wine. Other areas lend their own fruit distinctiveness. This offering from Mo-Velt shines with adaptability, well accepted at any and all occasions.

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