While most think of Gruner Veltliner when they think of Austria wine, there is in fact a great tradition of making exceptional red wines as well. The majority of Austrian wine production is in the Niederosterreich, or Lower Austria, which is actually quite warm in the summers as it is near sea level as it extends down to the Pannonian Plain. In the region of Carnuntum the gravelly loam soils are perfect for making spicy medium-bodied red wines, and Walter Glatzer is exceptional. Blaufrankisch, also known as Lemberger, is a medium bodied grape that has a body similar perhaps to a Pinot Noir but the peppery spice of a Syrah. This is a perfect bottle to serve slightly chilled at a summer BBQ or as a beautiful table wine in the fall with roasted chicken.