Sunday, June 25, 2006

Wieninger Gruner Veltliner 2004

Gruner Veltliner is a grape varietal ubiquitous to Austria, the way Zinfandel was to California, Shiraz is to Australia. Drinking this very quaffable white wine now, brings back lovely memories of time spent one carefree summer in Vienna with my wife T, over some lovely bottles of Gruner aka Gru-Vee.

Tasting notes > Pale green crystalline color. Wafting aromas of citrus with just a hint of petroleum. Mouth filling yet light on the palate, all flowers and white pepper. Great typicity for this varietal. Tenacious acid provides verve and razor sharp freshness. Great versatility as a day drink, perfect on its own, or a great companion to food. A shame that we don't see a wider range of Gruner on our shores.

2 Comments:

Blogger Edward said...

Great note.

Much prefer the visual description of this one, especially compared to the purulent urine appearance of the the Californian Chardonnay!

6/27/2006 07:19:00 PM  
Blogger dominus91 said...

Must have been one too many cases of cystitis that day!

6/28/2006 01:37:00 PM  

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