Rated as one of the top Austrian red wine producers (look for his highly regarded Pinot Noir), Gerhard Markowitsch also seems to be at home with Austria's national grape. In the naturally warm climate of Carnuntum in the Danube valley east of Vienna, the Grüner can flourish into a ripe, full-bodied style while still keeping fresh acidity. This is a delicious wine, packed with citrus, pear and quince flavors. Drink as an aperitif or with salads or cold appetizers.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.