Austrian whites aplenty


Richard writes Most of the 128 wines that Jancis and I tasted in London for this collection of notes on current Austrian whites come from the 2016 and 2015 vintages. While both vintages are thought of as good for quality, the styles produced are quite different thanks to the generally hotter conditions experienced in 2015.

As a result, the overall character of the 2015s from Austria is described as 'moderate acidity with mostly robust alcohol levels' on the Austrian Wine Marketing Board website (a feast of useful information on Austrian wine). These two features are the hallmarks of ripe fruit...