I’m a great fan of Austria’s Grüner Veltliner – a dry white wine that can match a variety of dishes. Pale straw in colour, it has Grüner Veltliner’s characteristic nose of white pepper and green peach. This wine is medium-bodied, dry, beautifully balanced, with apple and pear flavours and a great mouthfeel. It’s the kind of white wine that improves with bottle age.
Tropical fruit aromas with tart apple flavours and pleasant acidity all the way through. Lifted and refreshing with a firm backbone, finishing dry and mouth-watering.
Bright and spicy with wild plum, cherry and blueberry flavours and notes of anise; a supple, fresh and minerally finish with hints of pepper. Delicious with roasted quail.
Aromatic green fruit with floral and light white-pepper notes on the nose and green apple, grapefruit with a touch of gritty mineral and lingering fruit on the zesty dry finish.
An elegant wine with lovely freshness, minerality, texture and vibrant acidity. Well balanced with a firm underlying backbone and well-integrated flavours of peach, grapefruit, white pepper and an earthy savouriness, exercising just the right amount of restraint, with hints of anise and savoury herbs on the focused finish. Very food-friendly and versatile, especially with Indian, Thai, Japanese and Mexican dishes.
This great-value Grüner is pale straw in colour with a minerally, peach-pit nose and a light floral top note; medium-bodied, white peach and lemon flavours freshen the mouth. Remarkably elegant for the price with good length.
Clear pale gold. Aromas of green apple and ripe peach/pear with orange and lime in the background. Richly flavoured, featuring green apple and citrus, perked up by a bite of limey acidity and a mineral bitterness. GV is a versatile food wine: I enjoyed this with a spicy, cheesy vegetarian lasagna.