Roter Veltliner

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Roter Veltliner, pink-skinned grape variety formerly widespread in Austria (once planted in California) for the production of table grapes and powerful white wine, in 2012 grown on 200 ha/500 acres of Lower Austria. In warm years, if yields are restricted, it can make intensely aromatic, concentrated wines with high extract, especially in the Wagram district of Donauland. dna profiling in Austria revealed in 1998 that Roter Veltliner is a parent of rotgipfler, neuburger, and frühroter veltliner. A small amount is grown in savoie, where the wines are labelled Malvoisie.