Estoras Grüner Veltliner, Esterházy, Burgenland 2021
Austrian wines are something of a well kept secret. As lovely as the beautiful country they grow in and still very reasonably priced. They’ve also gained near cult status among U.K. sommeliers owing to an incredible versatility with cuisine. And among these versatile wines, grüner veltliner, Austria’s signature varietal.
Grüner veltliner (or GV, or Gru-V as it is often abbreviated) is a white you can enjoy in almost any combination. Its subtle pear and white peach flavours; its vivid, pink grapefruit freshness that so appealingly dovetails with rich texture, notes of exotic spice and ground white pepper...
It’s why more and more sushi lovers swear by it. And how a stir fry or curry is supremely enhanced. Where there is delicious harmony with fish & chips, shellfish, smoked fish, and traditional, dry-cured meats. What wiener schnitzel, bratwurst and all manner of cheeses demand. All love grüner veltliner.
- Ben Godfrey, Buyer, FromVineyardsDirect
Lovely fresh wine. An absolute favourite.