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Gruner Veltliner

Grüner Veltliner (also known as Manhartsrebe, Mauhardsrebe, Mouhardrebe, Mouhardsrebe, Muskatel, Muskatel Zeleny, Nemes Veltelini, Plinia Austriaca, Ranfol Bianco, Ranfol Bijeli, Ranfol Weisser, Rdeci Veltinec, Reifler Weiss, Ryvola Bila, Tarant Bily, Valtelin Blanc, Valtelina Vert, Valteliner, Valteliner Blanc, Valteliner Vert, Velteliner Grüner, Velteliner Vert, Velteliner Weisser, Veltelini Zöld, Veltlin Zeleny, Veltlinac Zeleni, Veltlinec, Veltliner, Veltliner Blanc, Veltliner Grun, Veltliner Gruner, Veltliner Grün, Veltliner Verde, Veltlini, Veltlínské Zelene Veltlinski Zelenii, Veltlinsky Vert, Veltlinsky Zeleny, Vetlinac, Vetlinac Zeleni and Weisser ) is a variety of white wine grape grown primarily in Austria, Slovakia and Czech Republic. Gruner Veltiner is extremely versatile and able to produce young, sparkling and long-aged wines. The leaves on the vine are five-lobed, and the bunches are long but compact, with deep green grapes that ripen mid-late October. The steep, Rhine-like vineyards of the Danube, west of Vienna produce very pure, minerally Grüner Veltliner intended for laying down. By contrast, in the plains, citrus and peach flavours are more apparent, with spicy notes of pepper and sometimes tobacco.