WINE: Hugl Weine GrÃ¼ner Veltliner 2008 (1L)
Pale-straw in color, with bright, crisp aromas of grapefruit, pea shoots and wet gravel. This is a “clean” flavored wine, displaying grapefruit, limes and that distinctive “white pepper” that grÃ¼ ner veltliners are known for. The wine’s tart acidity cuts through the fried fish’s crispiness, while the wine’s peppery bite compliments the spices in the pan-fried “crust.” The wine feels lean, but it has enough power to stand up to the pickled-pepper relish.
GrÃ¼ner veltliner is one of those “sleeper” wines that too few people know about. Though once considered a rather pedestrian wine, grÃ¼ner veltliner is now seen as perhaps Austria’s greatest wine varietal. I recommend GV to anyone who enjoys sauvignon blanc, although in my opinion, grÃ¼ner veltliner is far more food-friendly. Austria’s national dish, Wiener schnitzel, is a classic pairing. For me, grÃ¼ner veltliner is the ideal wine with fried chicken!
PRICE: about $15.00
Also pairs well with: Asparagus, fish, fried foods, pork, sausage, sushi, veal, vegetables
Varietal- Gr Ã¼ner Veltliner
Region- Ketzelsdorf-Poysdorf, Austria