9. White Wines - off-dry & medium-sweet

High quality wines in styles such as Spätlese and Auslese have optimal storage potential. As young wines, they demonstrate finesse with velvety residual sugar and a dynamic balance of fruit and acidity. The perfect climatic conditions in the northern and southern wine-growing regions set the tone for these beautiful creations.

A picture shows a tart tatin
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If allowed to mature sufficiently long enough – sometimes even up to decades - these wines become highly complex and harmonise perfectly with a wide range of foods. Just as varied are the grape varieties from which these wines are produced: aromatic Muskat-Ottonel from Burgenland; and (Gewürz-) Traminer, as well as Neuburger, Chardonnay and Weißburgunder, from the Steiermark (Styria). Refined variations of the wines feature Grüner Veltliner or Riesling, with both grape varieties cultivated in various wine-growing regions; also, there are Spätlese or Auslese wines produced from the Zierfandler and Rotgipfler varieties growing around Gumpoldskirchen. These wines perfectly complement light and fluffy desserts, for example Topfenknödel - dumplings made from curd cheese filled with fruit. Also these wines fit wonderfully to all kinds of cheeses, thus offering an extensive palette of flavour experiences. But the wines don´t necessarily have to complement food; they are also a delicacy in their own right and can be enjoyed simply as a delicious, meditative glass of wine.