2012 Weingut Bründlmayer, Grüner Veltliner

Grape: Grüner Veltliner

Producer: Wiengut Bründlmayer

Where: Augé, 116 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris, France

Seventy kilometers from the Austrian capital, Vienna, the river Kamp flows through the famous wine region of Kamtal and the large wine producing town of Langenlois. The Wiengut Bründlmayer domaine is located in proximity to the river and is known for producing varietal wines of 'personality' distinguished by the terroir of the upper and/or lower terraced vineyards from which the grapes are harvested.

The domaine employs an environmentally-friendly approach to growing, producing and bottling it's wines creating styles that are true expressions of Austria's specialty whites: Riesling and Grüner Veltliner.

Charming and bursting with varietal expressiveness, this 2012 Grüner Veltliner is loyal to its natural intentions of refreshing vitality. There is an obvious energy at the first sight of fine yet fleeting bubbles in the glass. This effervescence is palatable, though equally brief, as lemon-lime twinkles on the tongue. A soaring acidity, beach pebble minerality and subtle nutty undertones bring body to the abundant notes of carambola, green apple and stone fruit. A periphery of white pepper and crisp green beans fulfill the Grüner Veltliner standard in this palate pleasing pick.

Pairing suggestions:

An alternative to sauvignon blanc with salad, steamed greens and vegetarian dishes.

Fish, spicy chicken and Indian food.