Grüner Veltliner

Grüner Veltliner is Austria’s most widely planted grape, but can also be increasingly found in Australia, California, Oregon and New Zealand. It is a white grape that makes lean, fruity, racy wines. You can use Wine Enthusiast’s online Buying Guide to find the top-rated Grüner Veltliner among our extensive Grüner Veltliner wine reviews and easy-to-use database. Our Grüner Veltliner reviews will give you a general idea what to expect from wines made from Grüner Veltliner, and will help you find one that best suits your needs.

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F X Pichler 2008 Dürnsteiner Kellerberg Smaragd Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)

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An evocative spice and caramel aroma combine with ripe yellow peach. To taste, the peach comes through strongly, while the fabulous taut structure keeps the wine tightly wound with acidity and minerality. The final taste is just off dry.

 — R.V.  (10/1/2010)
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F X Pichler 2008 M Smaragd Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)

M stands for Monumental as in powerful, impressive. This ripe, sweet Grüner is certainly that, a late-harvest wine of impeccable purity. Figs, mango and intense spice give an exotic feel to this opulent wine. It is beautifully layered, peeling back wonderful flavors.

 — R.V.  (10/1/2010)
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Rudi Pichler 2008 Wösendorfer Kollmutz Reserve Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)

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  1. $97

This is the third vintage of Rudi Pichler’s Reserve from the Kollmutz Vineyard. It shows an extra richness over the already concentrated Smaragd, a powerhouse of intensity, spice, mango, oregano and lemon verbena crispness. The balance is already there, now the wine needs to mature.

 — R.V.  (10/1/2010)
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Salomon-Undhof 2012 Alte Reben Berglagen Grüner Veltliner (Kremstal)

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  1. $35

Rich aromas of late summer are here: the ripe peel of yellow pears, luscious peach and yellow Mirabelle plum plus some dried hayflower notes. There is power and depth, along with some alcoholic heat and balancing acidity—beautiful now but it will get even better. Drink until 2020.

 — A.K.  (5/1/2014)
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F X Pichler 2012 Loibner Steinertal Smaragd Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)

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  1. $57

This is a beautifully structured wine that has ripe apple flavor, as well as delicate acidity and minerality. There is a sprinkle of pepper, crisp citrus and a spicy aftertaste. This is a fine wine with taut texture that promises a good future. Drink from 2015. Screwcap.

 — R.V.  (2/1/2014)
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Schloss Gobelsburg 2011 Renner Erste Lage Reserve Grüner Veltliner (Kamptal)

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So ripe and full in the mouth, this is a beautiful wine. It has great layers of spice, yellow fruits, and refreshing acidity and concentration. Dense and multidimensional, it’s both a mineral and fruit driven wine. This needs good aging over 4–6 years.

 — R.V.  (9/1/2013)
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Bründlmayer 2011 Loiser Berg Erste Lage Reserve Grüner Veltliner (Kamptal)

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Pure and fruity, this has a fine line of steely acidity that cuts through the crisp apple fruit. The Loiser Berg is a south-facing, sheltered site that helps to create a taut wine with considerable aging potential. Keep for 4–5 years.

 — R.V.  (3/1/2013)
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Franz Hirtzberger 2010 Axpoint Smaragd Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)

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  1. $78

The essence of Grüner Veltliner is present in this magnificent wine. It is rich, the spice of the fruit translated into lychee exoticism. The acidity is always present, giving shape to this luscious (but dry) wine.

 — R.V.  (10/1/2011)
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