2012 Grüner Veltliner

We just returned from our first trip to the Finger Lakes in New York. They have a well established wine region with over 90 wineries in the area. I’ve often commented on here about the fact the I like Grüners. It’s always perplexed me that no one in Niagara is planting them. Well in the Finger Lakes they are starting to experiment. Two wineries have their first wines from Grüners and apparently more are to come! I digress from the point at hand. Well that never happens now does it 🙂

We stopped by Ki my favorite sushi restaurant in downtown Toronto and I was thrilled to see this one on the by the glass list! Pale in color with a nice dry minerally nose. On the mid pallet the wine is nice and dry, crisp, with some mild peach and stone fruits along with some minerality. The wine is medium in length with some mild citrus notes lingering along with some nice dryness. I would give this one a 89. A lovely varietal Grüners. Sadly not in the LCBO. Yumm …

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