Gruner Veltliner Wines
Gruner VeltlinerAh, what a majestic varietal. The Grüner Veltliner grape takes up around 33% of all vineyards in Austria and is also well-represented in Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic (where it takes up roughly 11% of all vineyards). Wines made from this magnificent varietal have recently bested even some top-class Chardonnays, proving their ability to compete on the world stage and carving their place in history. Aside from straight white wines, the Grüner Veltliner grape is used for various sparkling wines, showcasing an appealing versatility.
Certain Grüner Veltliner blends are made to be consumed shortly after production, whereas others are made to gather nuance and develop over at least a few years (usually longer). While they may not be very aromatic while still young, eventually you will pick up on compelling traces of celery or white pepper, with a thread of fine citrus binding it all together. Certain full-bodied blends bring a helping of honey to the mix, creating a syrupy, rich aesthetic that slowly engulfs your tastebuds much like a creamy cake would.
Drinking a glass or two of fine Grüner Veltliner is an existential, spiritual experience, one that you end up thinking about for months to come.
2017 Josef Fischer Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Ried Frauenweingarten - 750 ml93W&SAvailability: In StockA parcel of clay and loam, Frauenweingärten always produces a rich veltliner, and this 2017 is no exception: It’s super tropical, a kaleidoscope of pineapple, peach, pear and mango flavors with a vibrant pink-grapefruit acidity. ..." Learn More- 750 ml$23.99
2018 Bernhard Ott Gruner Veltliner Am Berg - 750 ml92WEAvailability: In StockLemon zest, white pepper and salty yeast on the nose promise complexity. The palate is juicy and imbues that salty, yeasty core with juicy pear and orange peel freshness. This is rounded but fresh with a lovely, long salty finish.
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2018 Buchegger Gruner Veltliner Ried Geppling - 750 ml92WEAvailability: In StockThe nose is shy but allows glimpses of yeasty richness and ripe pear. The palate comes in with freshness and a lovely zestiness that envelops the ripe, juicy pear notes. There is just a hint of yeastiness in the background, vivid fruit take..." Learn More- 750 ml$16.99
2018 Jurtschitsch Gruner Veltliner Stein - 750 ml92WEAvailability: In StockJuicy pear and ripe mirabelle plum meet on the nose, alongside dried hay flowers. The palate replays this aromatic juiciness on a light, fresh, easy but very juicy body. Lovely texture completes the picture. The finish is dry and moreish.
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2018 Abbazia di Novacella Gruner Veltliner - 750 ml92WEAvailability: In StockThis fresh fragrant white has aromas of green apple, citrus and a whiff of cooking spice. The apple note follows over to the linear, structured palate along with lemon zest and wild herb before a white pepper finish.
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