2016 Allram Grüner Veltliner "Renner 1ÖTW" Kamptal SKU #1374098

Price: $24.99

DC 97 JS 92 VN 91
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  • Kaj Stromer
    By: Kaj Stromer
    K&L Staff Member
    A little over a decade ago, Gruner Veltliner became the darling of the wine world. Suddenly, wine lists at the best restaurants were dominated by Gruners at the expense of richer and rounder Chardonnay’s. Though the overall consumer demand for Gruner never quite caught up with the intellectual enthusiasm, we did get exposed to an amazing array of wines. Gruners tend to be both racy and complex; with notes of lime, citrus, white pepper, and a touch of fresh herbs. The acidity in the wine is palate cleansing which makes it a perfect companion to richer foods, even the classic schnitzel. However, it will pair just as well with patés and salumi platters and fresh water fish preparations. This is a classically styled wine worthy of your attention.
  • Heather Vander Wall
    By: Heather Vander Wall
    K&L Staff Member
    Gruner Veltliner can often be ostracized for being too astringent, green and peppery. What I look for, however, are the examples that defy this stereotype with great balance and layered texture. This is just such a wine: on the entry it is crisp and driven by tropical fruits of papaya, mango, but with a linear mineral undertone. As the wine takes shape on the palate, you notice a pleasant round character that fills out the middle nicely and a great textural element to give it depth. It finishes smooth and crisp with lingering citrus. Very well done and quite worth your while!
  • Lilia McIntosh
    By: Lilia McIntosh
    K&L Staff Member
    I love the combination of well rounded texture of this Gruner and bold powerful mineral side of it! It creates wonderful, dens,e multi-layered flavor profile that is incredibly complex and intriguing. Dry, with lots of freshness, pomelo and grapefruit notes.
  • Morgan Laurie
    By: Morgan Laurie
    K&L Staff Member
    It's no wonder Gruner Veltliner is so en vogue right now with wines like this! Fresh and elegant with a nice, rounded palate balanced by a zippy little line of acidity. This has lovely notes of yellow stone fruits, spice and saline along with ripe green pears and winter citrus. If you're unfamiliar with the varietal, pick up a bottle of this Allram to really see the potential this wonderful grape has, and if you're already a fan, you're going to love this!
  • James Bradshaw
    By: James Bradshaw
    K&L Staff Member
    This is not your dad's Kamptal Grüner Veltliner. Which is to say, it is lush, ripe, and rounded from start to finish—not a single hard edge about it. Expressive yellow and stone fruit flavors dominate and are later joined by pleasant herbal touches and a hint of salinity. This 100% holds up to the big names out of Wachau (Pichler, Knoll, Prager) but with its own distinct Kamptal profile. Feel free to pop the cork now or cellar for another five to ten years. With this super-sharp price, I'd suggest picking up a few bottles—it's just that good!
  • Gary Norton
    By: Gary Norton
    K&L Staff Member
    Allram's 2016 Renner is an absolute rock star. It hits the palate with a crisp line of acidity yet possesses a certain roundness that allows for near-term enjoyment. Notes of Meyer lemons, Bosc pears, white pepper give way to a slightly minerally, and lengthy finish. Drink this lovely Gruner anytime over the coming ten to fifteen years.
  • Alex Pross
    By: Alex Pross
    K&L Staff Member
    Allram has become a household name at K&L thanks to the incredible value their 1L bottles of Gruner Veltliner represent on a yearly basis. The 2016 Allram Gruner Veltliner "Renner 1Otw" is a stunning wine and a huge step up qualitatively from their everyday offering. This wine is loaded with aromas of concentrated citrus notes, green fig and white flower aromas while the palate is a scintillating blend of orchard fruits, citrus and nut oil flavors. This is an impressive Gruner Veltliner that feels regal while not gouging your pocketbook.
    Top Value! Drink from 2018 to 2028


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