Forstreiter Gruener Veltliner

I went to dinner not too long ago at a restaurant that had a strikingly large wine list.  On it were quite a number of listings I hadn’t seen.  Among them was a Gruener Veltliner.  I understand that Gruener Veltliner is becoming the new hot white wine in some quarters – esp. among some of the nouveaux cuisine chefs.   Although I had fried chicken for dinner (very good fried chicken), I guess this restaurant is on the cutting edge – esp. in the wine department.  I must say that their wine list also contained some selections I recognized (like Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon) which I certainly wish I could have afforded.  One day, perhaps.  In the meantime …

Vineyard: Forstreiter
Varietal: Gruener Veltiner (Kremser Kogl)
Vintage: 2011
Appellation: Austria, Kremstal DAC
Price: $12

Notes:   This wine hits the tongue with a lively effervescence and tart green apple flavor.  Add to that notes of lime, grass and mineral as it transits the palate, and you’ve got the essence of my experience with this wine.  I liked it.  I thought it was quite pleasant and would go well with light meats and pretty much any seafood.  I didn’t, in fact, drink this selection with the aforementioned fried chicken.  It was a fine accompaniment to my appetizer which was a small fried oyster sandwich.

Important: I am not a professional sommelier or wine connoisseur.  See “About” for the full disclaimer.

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