Neuburger is Austria
This white wine is produced from a native Austrian grape variety, which most probably has its origin in the Wachau region, but nowadays is mainly found in the Thermenregion and on the Leithaberg in Burgenland. The natural cross of Red Veltliner x Silvaner has fallen into oblivion in recent decades and is no longer widespread across Austria, having given way to the highly popular Grüner Veltliner. It is a vigorously growing variety, which also thrives in barren, drier vineyards. It produces strong, fine spicy wines with lower acidity, which generates a yellowish aroma. Over time, the wines also develop nutty notes. Most Neuburger wines have great maturing potential and are reminiscent of a more rustic Pinot Blanc. In Burgenland, the Neuburger grape may be used in the production of the white Leithaberg DAC. Currently the area under cultivation in Austria amounts to 497 ha, which is barely 1.1% of the national total.