Grüner Veltliner, the variety behind some of Austria's finest whites, is 'truly a great grape', writes Jancis Robinson MW. This is one of the best from a very highly respected, Parker rated estate ' a top vintage, it's crisp, minerally and complex.
A German wine merchant recently put on a daring blind tasting, pitting the very best Chardonnays (Burgundy'sfinest included) against a range of Austrian Grüner Veltliner and asking a panel of renowned wine tasters to judge. Seven of the Top 10 were GV , an astounding result for Austria'smost planted grape variety. This Reserve is from Kremstal, where clay and limestone soils ,imbue the finest Veltliners with a density all of their own, (Jancis Robinson MW). It'sfrom one of Austria'sfinest cellars, set within an 11th century Benedictine monastery, near Krems, and famous for a Baroque fresco by Paul Troger. Winemaker is the brilliant Fritz Miesbauer. Steely, minerally and complex, the wine is ideal with Vietnamese food, fish or risotto.