By: Jim Barr | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/10/2010 | Send Email
When I owned my vineyard in the Anderson Valley, one of the grape varietals I considered planting was Grüner Veltliner, the national white wine of Austria (sort of). I find the wines from this grape rather unique and much more multi-dimensional than Chardonnay. The 2009 Weingut Allram Gaisberg Grüner Veltliner Kamptal Reserve* is a classic example of Grüner at its very best. Offering distinctive tones of wet stone to chalky minerality with a clove to white pepper spiciness on the nose and in the mouth, this flashy, effervescent, brilliantly-made wine is one Gem that shouldn’t be missed. This is a food wine, with a particular affinity for Asian dishes, and will be one of our house whites for the month according to the Beaner. 13.5% ABV.
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