Grüner Veltliner is a dry white wine typically out of Austria. With flavors of green pepper and lime, Grüner Veltliner is a nice, optional white wine- an alternative to Sauvignon Blanc. For those of you who have shared in the occasional glass of wine with me you know my go to white wine is Sauv Blanc, but you’ll also find Gruner Veltliner as a pick when it’s available, Pinot Blanc, Albarino (my Spanish wine pick from last night) are all white wine favorites of mine. Especially in the Spring when the sun starts to shine in the Northwest. And we all start to Bloom~
Gruner has the nick name= Gru Ve The name translates to “Green Wine of Veltlin”. Veltlin was an area in the lower Alps during the 1600’s that is now part of Valtellina, Italy.
The wine in the glass offers great range of flavors that make Grüner Veltliner a great food pairing wine. Chefs love Grüner Veltliner for its hallmark high acidity.
Let’s toast to the Season to continuing to find and enjoy great wines. Prost! ~
Juls, the Wine Lady