Learn about Grüner Veltliner — taste profile, popular regions and more …
Fun to say and delightfully easy to drink, Grüner Veltliner is indigenous to Austria, where it has long maintained its status as the nation’s most important and most planted white grape. Most are fresh and ready to drink early In fact, some easily quaffable Grüners even come in a one-liter bottle—a convenient size! Still, many high caliber single vineyard bottlings can benefit from cellar aging.
Tasting Notes for Grüner Veltliner
Grüner Veltliner is a dry, white wine. Crisp and refreshing with plenty of lively acidity, Grüner Veltliner is marked by telltale notes of white pepper, citrus, peach, herbs and a bright minerality.
Perfect Food Pairings for Grüner Veltliner
Grüner Veltliner is wonderfully versatile and pairs with just about any lighter fare, from seafood to poultry, or even notoriously difficult vegetables like asparagus and artichokes. Traditional Austrian Weiner Schnitzel is also a perfect match to the acidity and spice in Grüner Veltliner.
Sommelier Secrets for Grüner Veltliner
About 75% of the world’s Grüner Veltliner comes from Austria but the variety is gaining ground in other countries, namely Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the U.S.
Rudi Pichler Kollmutz Smaragd Gruner Veltliner 2018Gruner Veltliner from Wachau, Austria