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Blog: Veltliner | Grape variety

The fascinating grape variety Veltliner enjoys great popularity worldwide due to its unique characteristics and versatile flavor profile. This grape variety, also known as Grüner Veltliner, originated in Austria and is one of the most widely grown varieties there. In this blog article, we will take a look at this remarkable grape variety and take a closer look at both the worldwide growing regions in general and the specific growing region of Italy, in particular the province of South Tyrol.

The Grüner Veltliner
Veltliner is a white grape variety known for its characteristic freshness, liveliness and spiciness. It thrives excellently in temperate climates and produces wines with a wide range of flavors, from tangy and fruity to spicy and complex. The grape variety is often described as having notes of citrus, green apple, white flowers and pepper. It is also known for its mineral notes and crisp acidity. Originally, Veltliner comes from Austria, where it is particularly appreciated in the Wachau, Kamptal and Kremstal wine regions.

Growing regions worldwide
Over the years, the Veltliner grape variety has also made a name for itself in other countries and is now grown in various regions around the world. Especially in Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary one can find growing areas for the Veltliner. In these regions, winemakers have recognized the versatility of the grape variety and use it to produce wines with different characters. Although Veltliner wines can vary depending on the terroir, they often retain their typical characteristics and are known for their freshness and spicy character.

Growing region Italy
In Italy, the province of South Tyrol in particular has established itself as a notable growing region for Veltliner. The region, known for its breathtaking mountain scenery and alpine climate, offers ideal conditions for growing this grape variety. Vintners in South Tyrol have mastered the challenges of the steep slopes and cooler climate to produce impressive Veltliner wines.

Veltliner wines from South Tyrol are characterized by their elegance and fine acid structure. They offer a wide spectrum of aromas, ranging from citrus fruits and green apples to spicy nuances. The mineral notes resulting from the region's chalky soils add complexity and depth to the wines. South Tyrolean Veltliners are often fresh and lively, with a pleasing balance between fruitiness and spice.

The variety of growing locations in South Tyrol is particularly noteworthy. From the sunny vineyards of the Adige Valley to the steep terraces of the Dolomites, you'll find a wide range of growing regions, all producing their own unique expressions of Veltliner. Winemakers in South Tyrol have used their expertise and passion for this grape variety to produce wines of exceptional quality and character that have gained international recognition.

Overall, Veltliner is a fascinating grape variety with a rich diversity of flavors and an impressive presence in various growing regions around the world. Especially in South Tyrol, Italy, you can find outstanding Veltliner wines that impress with their elegance, freshness and complex aromatics. If you have the opportunity, you should definitely try a Veltliner from South Tyrol and be enchanted by the wines of this grape variety full of character. - Gerardo [TS06/23]

It is one of the most important white wine varieties in the world and stands for great, long-lived wines with enormous aging and storage potential, although it is only found in large plantations in a single country on just over 13,500 hectares - the Grüner Veltliner." - Falstaff

Grüner Veltliner Rebsorte

CategoryGrape Variety
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