2018 Bründlmayer "Kamptaler Terrassen" Grüner Veltliner Kamptal

SKU #1437311 90 points Wine Enthusiast

 Ripe pear, hay and yeast on the nose promise both fruit and savoriness. The palate adds lively apple freshness and combines pear and yeast in a fruity embrace. This is easy and dry but full of interest. (AK)  (7/2019)


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By: Andrew Tobin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/21/2019 | Send Email
Gruner Veltliner has to be one of the more underappreciated major white wines of the world. Being one of the best wines for pairing with Asian cuisines and most spicy foods, it's balance, subtlety, and round palate have always made it great! With a nose of ginger, Asian pear, and white blossoms, the palate is round and laden with spices, chalk, and pithy fruit. If you need a white to pair with food and can't quite find the right one you need to grab a bottle of the 2018 Kamptal!

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Varietal:

Gruner Veltliner

- Grüner Veltliner is the most widely planted grape variety in Austria, making up about a third of all the vineyard land in the country, according to importer extraordinaire Terry Thiese. The varietal has definitely increased in popularity of the past few years, as sommeliers and wine directors loaded their lists with this spicy white because it pairs well with so many things. Its bouquet has been described as floral, tending to toward musky, with hints of peppery greens, lentils, citrus and red fruit with a distinctive mineral quality. In the mouth the wine can be broad or precise, but is almost always distinguished by bracing acidity and flavors that mirror the nose. A notoriously good ager, you can drink GrüVes in their youth, or let them evolve in complexity in your cellar.
Country:

Austria

- Austria is a well-respected wine-growing region in Europe. Yet, even though they make about a third the volume of wine as Germany, not many of these fine bottles make it to the shelves of American wine merchants or restaurants. Lucky for us, their anonymity has translated into incredible value from simple, everyday whites to exquisite dessert wines. Austria shares many grape varieties with Germany—Riesling is king here, too. But the style of Austrian whites is much dryer and more potent. Grüner Veltliner is Austria's second-most-important varietal and makes whites of great versatility and pleasure.