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Gruner Veltliner, Austria

Gruner Veltliner has been grown in Austria since before the Romans conquered the land. It is Austria’s indigenous grape variety. Today, at least 2000 years after its first plantings, it is still Austria’s most widely planted grape. Like Chardonnay, it is a full-bodied, fruit-driven wine with a big creamy texture, at a much more reasonable price. Additionally, Gru-Vee is never heavily oaked and, as a member of the Traminer cépage, has an enticing spiciness that makes it perhaps the most versatile food wine in the world. Sommeliers have adopted this “new” wine as the first recommendation to customers who are looking for the alternative to Chardonnay. Consumers are thrilled with the discovery! Our Gruner Veltliner from the more than 200 year old Huber Estate in the Traisental region will serve as an excellent introduction to this ancient wine. The wine has a green–yellow hue with complex aromatics reminiscent of apple, pear, grapefruit, honeydew, honeysuckle, banana, and peach. The flavours echo the melon, apple, citrus and peach aromas. The medium-bodied wine shows just a hint of sweetness to balance the natural acidity. The finish lingers pleasantly. Pair with spicy Asian dishes. Best enjoyed after a couple months of bottle aging and within a year. Don’t over-chill.
Oak 0 / Body 4 / Sweetness 0-1

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