Austrian wines are mostly dry white wines (often made from the Grüner Veltliner grape), though some sweeter white wines (such as dessert wines made around the Neusiedler See) are also produced. About 30% of the wines are red, made from Blaufränkisch (also known as Lemberger, or as Kékfrankos in neighbouring Hungary), Pinot Noir and locally bred varieties such as Zweigelt. The country is also home to Riedel, makers of some of the most expensive wine glasses in the world. Some of the best producers of Austria include Weingut F.X. Pichler and Weingut Franz Hirtzberger, Weingut Hutter, Weingut Eigl and Wellanschitz.
- Item #: i_311869Bottle Size: 750mlThis is a lively and bright red blend of Blaufrankisch and Zweigelt, two signature grapes from Austria... and 20% Merlot for an added velvety touch. On the nose, intense cherry, garden herbs, tobacco and fennel. The palate is fresh and elegant with more black cherry, fine tannins, good complexity and depth. The label pays homage to Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt.