2015 Guthrie Wild Grüner (Veltliner)

There is a lot we have to thank Austria for.

Arnold Schwarzenegger (debatable).  Weiner Schnitzel (a given).  Apple Strudel (goes without saying).  Sachertorte (yes, yes, yes).  And of course, Grüner Veltliner.

I’ve had some wines lately with very trippy labels and this is certainly up there.  You have to admit it is great.  And so is the wine.

It took a bit of teasing to get something out of it that would fire up the senses and when it did, it was like scooping out the contents of a cool, sugarless, spicy apple and pear pie.

After this, everything starts to get interesting with this wine!  Plenty of flavour with the pears taking the driver’s seat with the apples happy to be the passenger.

But!  It is all about the mouth feel with this Grüner Veltliner.

It was the creamy texture that was a (big) hit with the (small) crowd here.  The response? “I didn’t know I liked Grüner Veltliner.”(it was on the tip of my tongue to say, “Of course not because you’ve probably never heard of it” but I let that slide).

I have to admit I haven’t tried many (read 3) Grüner Veltliners and they were good, don’t get me wrong, but I really like this style.  It just seems to have that funky, cool, ‘different’ factor that keeps you feeling funky, cool and ‘different’ from the rest of the GruVe (I can’t take credit for that) crowd.

Region: Adelaide Hills     Cost: $27 (?)     Source: Online purchase



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