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Winzer Krems 2011 Ried Sandgrube, Grüner Veltliner, Niederösterreich
     

Winzer Krems
2011 Ried Sandgrube, Grüner Veltliner, Niederösterreich

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Austrian Grüner Veltliner

Date Tasted: 9/16/2012
Country: Austria
Alcohol: 12.5%
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84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$11.90
Mango gelato, lemon curd and delicate spice aromas with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart green apple and leafy earth finish. A very dry gruner for mussels.
Tasting Info
WINE Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: Mango gelato, lemon curd and delicate spice
Taste Flavor: tart green apple and leafy earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Pairing Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very dry gruner for mussels.
Additional Information

Österreich Wein Marketing GmbH

Additional Information
Prinz Eugen Straße 34,Tur
Vienna, 1040
Austria
43 --1-503-92-67-0
Austrian Grüner Veltliner
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Serve in a White Wine Glass

Grüner veltliner, may not be unique to Austria, but it belongs to Austria the way gewurztraminer belongs to Alsace. It accounts for 36% of Austrian vine plantings, and hence produces the bulk of Austria's table wines. Its character can be crisp and refreshing, though it tends to be richer and more complex than riesling.

Grüner Veltliner is quite possibly the most versatile and distinctive of Austrian wines. In noting the differences between grüner veltliner and riesling, Hugh Johnson said that "compar[ing] it with riesling is like comparing a wild flower with a finely bred garden variety in which scent, color, size, and form have been studied and improved for many years." Often imparting an exotic herbal note, grüner would make an ideal companion to herb-accented pork, poultry dishes or rich seafood to lighter game or asparagus.

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