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Grüner or Roter Veltliner, that is the question here! Qualitatively, the varieties in the Wagram are on a par; first-class wines are produced from both. And yet the comparison seems like - because it is so obvious - when Russia plays football against Croatia. The giant against the dwarf. While almost half of the vineyard area is planted with Grüner Veltliner, only 3% is planted with Red Veltliner. Every wine lover is his own referee as to who will win the game.

The wines do have similarities, even if a relationship between the two varieties has not yet been proven. Both have peppery notes, whereby the loess, which is predominant in the Wagram region, seems to intensify this tone in almost all varieties. Green Veltliner tends to be melting and somewhat full-bodied even at somewhat lower alcohol levels and often exhibits green-vegetable aromas, while Red Veltliner is somewhat more yellow-fruited, especially at lower alcohol levels, and can actually also show red-berry aromas at higher maturity.