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13-16 october 2015
Epernay - Le Millesium

Austria’s three-tier quality hierachy

As the Austrian Wine Marketing Board highlighted that these top end requirements are as strict, if not stricter, than leading sparkling wine styles such as Champagne or Franciacorta, managing director Willi Klinger outlined the ambition behind this new system.

“In winemaking, Austria is already amongst the world’s best,” he asserted. ““And now, our goal with the new quality pyramid is to bring the public closer to the origin, diversity and excellent quality of Austrian sparkling wine – and with that, awaken the same patriotism that is already so strongly shown for our quality still wines!” (...)