Austrian reds grow up - Pinot Noirs & St Laurents
The Austrians, having wooed us with their Grüner Veltliners, Rieslings and Sauvignon Blancs, are now pretty keen to convince us of the quality of their reds. There was a time when, like the rest of the world, they seemed obsessed by producing copies of red bordeaux and by showing off just how much new oak went into them, but they have been outgrowing this phase. You can read what the head of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board Willi Klinger has to say about Austria's red-wine progress in this detailed tasting article about Blaufränkisch , which has emerged recently as Austria's signature red wine grape. Because of this, the AWMB...
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