The winegrowing region of Carnuntum reaches eastward from Vienna to Austria’s border with Slovakia, a relatively new area gaining DAC status in 2019, although grapes have been cultivated here for many many years. Grapes allowed here are native to Austria but some producers, like Winzerin Birget, are growing some obscure varietals. If you're not yet familiar with Hárslevelü, it's an ancient Hungarian grape variety founded in the first half of the 19th century. It produces wines with depth and intensity of aromas. Honey-suckle to stone fruits to hay and almond skins. It's beautiful and complex. A wine that gets better with every sip!
Pairing: the Austrian favorite Schinkenfleckerl
Grape: Lindenblättriger (Hárslevelü)
Soil: Loess and Loam
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