Gruner Veltliner hit the wine world headlines in 2002 as a variety capable of making wines to rival the very best Chardonnay and Riesling.
It became a darling grape of the New York Wine scene, and its popularity has spread internationally.
Since 2002 Gruner Veltliner has remained popular though other fashions come and go. Read on to learn more about this great variety.
We have examples from Kamptal, Weinveitel, Wachau and Carnuntum. Gruner Veltliner’s taste has wide appeal It fits in with the trend for lighter-bodied, un-oaked dry white wines. While Sauvignon Blanc offers greater aromatic intensity it can be a less versatile match with food. Riesling’s super high acidity does not appeal to every palate.
In contrast, Gruner Veltliner’s taste profile is semi-aromatic, it has attractive peppery, herbal and mineral flavours with keen but not overbearing acidity. As a result, it easily matches a wide range of cooking styles and foods.
Gruner is still just that little bit different, it’s well priced and at each quality level offers value for money.
Gruner Veltliner is made in a range of styles and qualities. We have four Austrian producers who offer both entry level domaine and single vineyard Gruner Veltliner in different styles and prices from Kamptal, Weinviertel and Wachau. We also have a skin contact GV from Carnuntum. Here is a short selection to whet your appetite.
Gruner Veltliner Domaene
Order Code: GOGRUV
Mineral, citrus, pepper, fresh and fruity –with great persistence. A benchmark GV.
Order Code: GRSATZ
A blend of 17 varieties with emphasis on Gruner Veltliner, Riesling and Chardonnay… it’s got some weight and plenty of fruit supported by a backbone of acidity.
Prellenkirchen Gruner Veltliner
Order Code: MNPREL
Fermented with skin contact, malolactic and aged in old oak, this Gruner Veltliner is a more richly coloured and textured.
Gruner Veltliner Steinsetz
Order Code: GOSTEI
Single vineyard – this is Gruner Veltliner with greater texture, aroma and balance.
Gruner Veltliner Gaisberg 1er Lage
Order Code: EGVGAI
Peppery, herbal and smoky with tangy acidity.