Get your groove on with these Grüner Veltliner Austrian white wines
Grüner Veltliner is the most planted grape variety in Austria. Despite the difficulty in pronouncing its name, it has achieved global acclaim recognition and popularity in the last 5 years or so, although it has been knocking around the wine world since the 1950s.
For me, Grüner Veltliner is just a fantastic grape variety that goes perfectly with food.
It's gorgeously textural, semi-aromatic, and it often contains culinary-type flavours like tarragon, sage, oregano and white pepper.
When young, Grüner Veltliner can be really zippy and tangy, similar to Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. With a little age it gets rounder and can be compared (and can surpass Chardonnay from Burgundy - borne out in comparative tastings!
While restaurants and wine shops might typically have one, perhaps two on their lists,
For food matching, this is another culinary delight and will pair wonderfully well with seafood, poultry, salads and is wonderful with pork dishes.
If you haven't got to know it yet, then do! We have 13 GrüVees to choose from in our Grüner Veltliner selection. If you're looking for some tips, then try the Malat Crazy Creatures, one of our best selling wines all summer. And then there are the truly excellent Zillinger Grüner Veltliners.