Austria's impressive 2015 whites


When members of the Traditionsweingüter, the private wine producers' association in Kremstal, Kamptal, Traisental and Wagram, were not marking out their Erste Lagen, or premier cru vineyards (see Kamptal, Kremstal and Traisental go burgundian), they were busy making some very good wines from the 2015 vintage. 

As last year (see Austria 2014 – an uphill struggle), I enjoyed two days of impeccably co-ordinated tasting in the cool, light surroundings of Schloss Grafenegg (pictured here by Alexander Haiden), near the town of Krems an hour's drive west of Vienna. The organisation is very similar to that described by Jancis in her...