Neuburger is an interesting white grape variety. it is capable of producing rich and intense white wines that still exude freshness and mineralogy. In youth they are spicy in a strangely neutral way, while with age they develop quirky nutty aromas.
A cross of Roter Veltliner and Sylvaner it is identifiable by its small, compact and thick skinned berries.
Despite a growing understanding of the variety and the increased international access to its wines, plantations of Neuburger have been in steady decline since the late 1990s. Perhaps one reason for this is that Austria’s white wine fortunes have been focussed around Grüner Veltliner meaning producers have preferred to take the more commercial path.