Grüner Veltliner is Austria’s specialty, and is the most extensively planted grape there. Like Riesling, it features great acidity, high sugar potential, and age worthiness. It also demonstrates peppery, spicy notes. It is a productive and hardy grape, but is not planted in most of Europe because it ripens too late. It is grown primarily in Austria’s Wachau, Kremstal, Kamptal, and Vienna regions, as well as Hungary and the Czech Republic.