It’s been called Austria’s liquid gold. Wine producers from this small country can boast being one of the top countries in the world with high production standards.
Austria has a long tradition of winemaking and grapevines have been cultivated in the same viticultural regions for thousands of years. Vines are synonymous with the landscape, the culture and daily life.
There are 35 grape varieties, 22 white and 13 red. Some of the popular red grapes are Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch and Blauer Portugieser. The prevalent whites are Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling and Müller Thurgau. The Grüner Veltliner grape is only grown in Austria and is similar to a Sauvignon Blanc.
Austria’s wine success can be attributed to ideal geological and climatic elements. The vines enjoy the best conditions essential for making authentic, distinctive wines with character and personality.
Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta is proud to serve Austrian wines. These are a new addition to the already extensive wine list. Here are the wines being featured:
Grüner Veltliner, Hugo 2012
According to the winemaker Markus Huber, this wine has delicate fresh green apple and fruity aromas. There are the flavors of lemon, lime and peaches with a solid fruit core. It’s rich in finesse with beautiful length and mineral tones. The ideal wine for seafood, white meat and light dishes like salads.
Grüner Veltliner, Gebling 2012 (winemaker Sepp Moser)
This white wine in the nose has a fine spiciness and on the palate it is expressive and voluminous with a fruity elegance and a long finish. It is a perfect palate cleanser for richly flavored foods, like Wiener Schnitzel.
Zweigelt, Grosse Reserve 2011(winemaker Sepp Moser)
Deep garnet-red in color with a perfume of sour cherry and walnut. On the palate it is subtle and shows touches of salty minerality, lightly toasty with long finish.
Banfalu 2012(winemaker Sepp Moser)
A Bordeaux style blend of Zweigelt, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. There are characteristics of
black currents, blackberries and a toasty touch in the nose. On the palate it is powerful, yet elegant with a lingering, roasty finish.
Pinot Noir, Markowitsch 2012
This fine wine is ruby-garnet in color, intense nose of raspberries, coffee and spices, very concentrated flavour with a long, strong finish. High longevity. Ideal with hearty meat dishes made with delicate spices, as well as mature cheeses.
You can now savor the flavors of Austrian wines at Kaiser Maximilian. Here’s what wine critics across the globe appreciate the most. They have written that Austrian wines are exceptionally appetizing and pair wonderfully with food, making these wines sheer drinking pleasure.