Ant’s taking the reigns off me for the next two weeks, and he’s kicking off with a real crowd pleaser. It’s from Austria, it’s Grüner Veltliner.
This is the most famously “Austrian” white grape variety, that some how manages to find a gap between Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Gewürztraminer and plugs it.
It’s a dry white wine and most of them are pretty light, so the food pairings this week should be pretty open to ideas!
Weingärten Weissenkirchen, Grüner Veltliner, 2012, Wachau
Laurenz V. Forbidden Grüner Veltliner
Taste The Difference Austrian Grüner Veltliner, Niederösterreich
Weingut Rabl, Grüner Veltliner, Niederösterreich
The Morrison’s by me in Camden Town aren’t supplied with any Grüner Veltliner because their head office has said that no one in our area wants it. So maybe I’ll have to miss out Morrison’s this week, and look for a super sub…
…I think I have one in mind!
Other posts in NWTW Week 9:
#NWTW Week 9: Grüner Veltliner from Austria – Part One (includes voting poll)