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Appellations Growing Gruner Veltliner Grapes
Appellations producing the most Gruner Veltliner wines:
- Maryland (State Appellation)
- Umpqua Valley (AVA)
- Lehigh Valley (AVA)
- Virginia (State Appellation)
- Eola~Amity Hills (AVA)
- Willamette Valley (AVA)
Gruner Veltliner Grape Details
Gruner Veltliner (aka. Veltliner)
Widely grown in Austria, this white-wine grape is used to create the famous wines of the same name. The wines it produces are typically fermented dry, and are medium-bodied, lightly fruity and spicy, with naturally high acidity. A late ripener and moderately cold-resistant, this grape promises to do well in cool regions with extended growing seasons. Gruner Veltliner has yet to find a niche in North America, however the grape may gain greater attention with the renewed interest in its Germanic counterpart, Riesling, and the search for a white wine other than Chardonnay.
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