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The spectrum of sweet seduction

In the past, the sweet wine segment often featured only Welschriesling. Now, especially in the Seewinkel area of Burgenland, the variety spectrum is much broader.

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© AWMB / Eva Kelety

Most of the vines cultivated in Austria are qualified for the production of sweet wines: from Chardonnay and Weißburgunder to Bouvier (a generous sugar producer) and aroma-rich varieties like Muskateller, Muskat- Ottonel, Traminer, Sauvignon Blanc and Sämling (Scheurebe). Aldo Riesling the Danube valley – even despite the small quantities – is quite exciting. Veltliner continues to demonstrate its impressive qualities even in the Eiswein style – with Großriedental am Wagram established as an important center of production.

Dessert wine lovers often prefer cuvées made from an assortment of grape varieties; this can provide for an excitingly harmonious and adventurous taste experience!