Wine of the Month - August 2017
2015 Steinschaden Gruner Veltliner, Kamptal, Austria - $12.99
Our recent “will we ever get used to it” heat demands a white wine that will cool our jets, but also delivers complexity and food-matching chops in abundance... So, we thought why not go back to the well that is versatile Gruner Veltliner? There is certainly no shortage of these vibrant, dry white wines on the market, but this one grabbed our attention, especially at this price.
This small estate farms sustainably in the Kamptal on the banks of the River Danube in Austria’s finest wine- growing region, northwest of Vienna. In addition, 2015 was an exceptional vintage in Austria; fantastic quality at all levels of ripeness. This classic example of the variety delivers gorgeous fruit (green pears, lime zest, Meyer lemon, fennel and quince), lively minerality, hints of white pepper on the finish and really sophisticated texture for a wine at this price.
This invigorating wine is a solution to many a food pairing dilemma… from simple salads to spicy tacos, it just works so well.