"If spicy Grüner Veltliner and powerfully dry Riesling are Austria’s great contributions to the world of wine, then Austria’s Danube River Valley is its apex. The tributary rivers of Krems, Traisen, and Kamp, lend their names by adding -tal (the German word for valley) and issue archetype Grüner and Riesling under their respective DACs. Wagram’s impressively deep sediments of loess soil give especially textured Grüner (and Roter!) Veltliner while the tiny Wachau yields powerful wines, especially those named after a sun-loving lizard. Master Sommeliers Ron Edwards and Jesse Becker dive deep into the wines of Austria’s Danube River Valley."
Between Two Somms: Austria's Danube Valley