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Grüner Veltliner (Austria)

Grüner Veltliner is Austria's most famous white wine grape.

It is an exciting alternative to Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Lime
Lime
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Gooseberry
Gooseberry

Peach
Peach
Asparagus
Asparagus
Herbs
Herbs
Pepper
White Pepper

Citrus and Peach are typical Grüner Veltliner flavors, with delicate hints of Herbs and Pepper.

Profile

Grüner Veltliner wines are dry, aromatic with a good acidity:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
10-12°C (50-54°F)

Food Pairing


Salads
Salads
Tapas
Tapas
Vegetables
Vegetables
Pasta
Pasta

Risotto
Risotto
Fish
Fish
Chicken
Chicken
Pork
Pork

Grüner Veltliner is very food friendly.

Austrian. Vegetarian. Asian. Spicy Mexcican. Indian.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Salad. Artichokes.
Seafood Pasta and Risotto.
Vegetarian Pasta and Risotto.
Raw Fish. Sushi. Tuna.
Smoked Ham and Fish. Salmon.
Roasted Chicken. Pork. Veal.

Cheese:
Fresh Cheese. Goat. Mozzarella.

Austrian Specialities:
Asparagus Soup.
Wiener Schnitzel.

About Grüner Veltliner

Grüner Veltliner can take many characters:

It can be light bodied, with fresh and crisp flavors of exotic citrus combined with nuts and spices followed by a fizzy high acidity.

Much like Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling, unripe grapes can give a distinctive lime flavor, ripe grapes produce flavors of lemon and grapefruit, and highly ripe grapes add flavors of peaches and nectarines.

Grüner Veltliner can hold vegetal and herbal notes of green peppers, tarragon, and green beans.

It can also be fuller bodied and more complex like Chardonnay.

Light wines pair very well with shrimps and salads.

Bold wines pair well with crab, lobster, and fish with fat sauces. They also pair well with white meat like chicken, veal, and pork.


Region:
Kamptal.

Producer:
Allram.

If You Like Grüner Veltliner

You Will Also Like:

Bordeaux Blanc (France)
Friulano (Italy)
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Pouilly-Fumé (France)
Rioja White (Spain)
Rueda White (Spain)
Sancerre (France)
Sauvignon Blanc (France)
Torrontés (Argentina)
Verdejo (Spain)
Vernaccia (Italy)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for a dry white wine.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.

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