Roter Veltliner is a thick-skinned white grape variety native to Wagram of Austria. It is the parental grape variety to Grüner Veltliner, Neuburger, Zierfandler and Rotgipfler varieties. It is medium to late-ripening grape which requires warm locations and is vigorous to lean soils. Roter Veltliner can be very susceptible to fungal diseases and sometimes very sensitive to frost, due to the compact bunches of small berries. It produces spicy, full-bodied white wines with lively acidity that develop nutty characters as they age. The Roter Veltliner can be found also in Kamptal, Kremstal, Wien (Vienna) and Wachau wine regions, but the plantings are becoming less and less due to the Grüner Veltliner and Riesling popularity. It is nowhere to be found outside Austria.