A white wine grape and is the indigenous variety of Austria widely planted in Niederösterreich (Lower Austria) and it means literally "green" grape from the village of "Veltlin" in Tirol. It is also known Grooner, GrüVe or Gru-Vee. It has excellent reputation for aging and of being an extremely food-friendly wine. You can find Grüner Veltliner in many different styles from sweet to bone dry, fresh zippy young or fuller bodied beautifully aged to perfect complexity. A small amount is even made into sparkling wine. In many Vienna Heuriger (winery tasting room with restaurant) is served young with delicious local cuisine. Its bouquet displays floral and a little musky notes, with hints of peppery green, citrus and distinctive mineral quality. The wine always distinguished by bracing acidity and flavors that mirror the nose.
The steep vineyards west of Vienna along the river Danube produce more minerally Grüner Veltliners and is ideal for aging. The grapes from the plains, show more citrus, peach flavours with spicy notes of pepper and sometimes even tobacco.