The flagship grape of Austria, GrÃ¼ner Veltliner is a natural cross of Traminer and St. Georgen. GrÃ¼ner accounts for almost 30% of all grapes planted with around 13,500 hectares under vine in the country. The Austrian native has become an international sensation amongst sommeliers worldwide as the perfect food wine due to its high acidity. In Austria it is prized for the easy drinking wine it produces but can also wow the palate with complexity in the right winemakerâ€™s hands. The typical flavor profile is often described as displaying elements of green apple with an unmistakable white pepper spiciness.