By: Jeff Garneau
K&L Staff Member
Never heard of Grüner Veltliner? The grape is native to Austria where it is the most widely planted varietal, accounting for over one third of the country's total vineyard area. While capable of producing ageworthy wines of great distinction, most Grüner Veltliner is meant to be consumed when young. Lively and refreshing, this 2010 Weingut Allram Grüner Veltliner Kamptal is a perfect example of the type. The wine is crisp, dry and mineral-driven with classic notes of spicy white pepper and tangy ripe grapefruit. It is extremely food friendly, with a particular affinity for vegetables, especially hard to pair dishes like asparagus or artichokes.