2010 Forstreiter "Kremser Kögl" Grüner Veltliner (Previously $17)

SKU #1107553 Wine Spectator

 A lively white, fresh, with alluring almond, lentil and grapefruit flavors. Pure-tasting, with a bright, citrusy finish. Drink now through 2016. (Web Only- 2012)

K&L Notes

The Forstreiter family has been making wine since 1868, but it has been the present family winemaker Meinhard Forstreiter who has brought the label to a new level of quality and reputation. Their vineyard is situated in Krems-Hollenburg in the Kremstal, along the right bank of the Danube River across from the Wachau. There has been wine production in and around Hollenburg since the times of the Roman Empire.

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Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/19/2012 | Send Email
I love a single vineyard bargain! This tasty, laid back, well balanced Gruner has length and complexity that will surprise you. I can't wait to try this with some Chinese takeout.
Top Value! Drink from 2012 to 2015

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Gruner Veltliner

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