Austria

Definition

Wine

  • a country whose wines are often grouped together with German wines in style, but which has a warmer climate that ensures that the grapes ripen more, providing more sugar and a stronger wine. Austrian wine laws are now very strict, with 11 categories of quality: Tafelwein, Landwein, Qualitätswein and Kabinett and 7 wines classed as Prädikatswein: Spätlese, Auslese, Strohwein, Eiswein, Beerenauslese, Ausbruch and Trockenbeerenauslese. The majority of Austrian wine is white, made mostly from Grüner Veltliner, Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Blanc and Riesling grape varieties.
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