Grüner Veltliner is the signature grape of Austria. It produces excellent white wines, and has now become very fashionable in many key markets worldwide. So much so that it is now being planted all over the New World and even in places like France. This mouthwatering dry white, with its lovely toothsome pear fruits is a perfect summer wine; light, a mere 12% in alcohol, and refreshing and very reasonably priced too.
Posts Tagged Rabl Gruner Veltliner
Tenuta Valgiano 2007, Colline Lucchesi, Italy
Batič Zaria 2006, Vipavska Dolina (Kakovostno Vino ZGP)
See my blog from yesterday on Two Elderly Wines for the full story on these – both delicious wines
Three Alsace Rieslings, part of a blind tasting I did for the Irish Times. The CV de Hunawihr will feature in the Times soon. But the other two were also very good, and well-priced at €18-20 a bottle
Hugel Classic Riesling 2014
€19.99 I think; lively fresh crisp Riesling with a nice steely backbone.Nice wine.
Sipp Mack Riesling Tradition 2014
Slightly rounder with some red apple fruits and a crisp finish. Another very good wine.
Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Les Chanussets 2014, Cave Vinicole de Bourgogne
Not often you taste a red Burgundy at under €15; I cannot pretend that this will compete with a Grand Cru Gevrey, but it is recognisably Pinot, with light sweet cherry and red fruits. Very gluggable light wine. This will feature in the Lidl French Wine Sale in early September.
Teroldego Rotaliano 2015, Italy
I received both a Teroldego and a Marzemino this week, from two different sources. Haven’t got around to the Marzemino yet, but the Teroldego is a lovely light summery red wine. From Marks & Spencer for €11.79, 12.5% alcohol. €11.79 from Marks & Spencer.
Grüner Veltliner Rabl 2014, Kamptal, Austria
A light fresh zippy Grüner with mouthwatering pear fruits at a very keen price. Great summer drinking. €13.30 from Marks & Spencer.