I love Grüners. They are not well known. They come from Austria. I was thrilled when we were in the Finger Lakes that they are starting to try to grow them. I’ve often wondered why Niagara don’t grow them. This one is pale in color with a lovely crisp nose of citrus and minerality. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely crisp soft citrus and pear notes to match the nose along with some lovely minerality. On the medium length finish the wine lingers nicely with some mild acidity. This is a super food friendly wine. We paired it with lobster fettucine alfredo and it went very well. If you like milder Sauv Blancs you’d like this one IMHO. I would give it an 88-89 which for the price is a good deal. Grüners are often priced well, likely because they are not well known. Spread the word!
From the LCBO web site:
Rabl Kittmansberg Grüner Veltliner 2013 — VINTAGES#: 346007
This wine is floral, with aromas of pear, apple, apricot and a touch of banana. Ripe fresh fruit with good balance and crisp acidity. Elegant and flavourful with a lingering finish. (VINTAGES panel, March 2014) $14.95.
Release Date:January 10, 2015 Alcohol/Vol 12.5% Made in: Kamptal, Austria By: Weingut Rudolph Rabl Sugar Content: 2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra Dry