Nigl Gruner Veltliner Kremser Freiheit 2007 (Kremstal, Austria)
If you haven’t got on the Gruner train, now is a good time to start, with the worldwide popularity ensuring that ever more of it is winding its way from its traditional European homeland to the shores of our Southern continent than ever before. I rather like good Gruner.
This is a delicious simple example built quite light and crisp. A greenish colour the aromatics show melon a splash of honey and some citrus. Lightly floral its an inviting floral and fresh nose that follows into a bright clear and dry palate that is quite Riesling like in its acid driven purity. A back palate spicy honey varietal kick reminds you of its Grunerishness, but this is a lighter and perfumed style (rather than the quite worked intense Gruners out there) that is simple and very enjoyable. With some age it will gain weight and complexity, but at present its a delicious, food friendly white.
A great, simple introduction to Gruner. Highly Recommended 17.1+