Lower Austria's 2016 whites – bright and crisp


Following in the footsteps, and the timeline, of the VDP, the Austrian Traditionsweingüter, a private association of producers in the wine regions around the Danube west of Vienna (all except the Wachau), orchestrated an excellent tasting in Krems at the end of August to show off their new-vintage wines, the 2016s, from the Erste Lagen, their equivalent of premier cru vineyards. (See Kamptal, Kremstal and Traisental go burgundian for an explanation of their evolving classification system.) 

Since last year, when a single-vineyard name appears on the label, the word Ried must precede it, as explained in All change on...