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Ecker Gruner Veltliner 2015

The most widely planted grape in Austria; I forecast that other growing regions may try this grape but the results are likely to be unimpressive as is mostly the case when this happens with the disctinct exception of Malbec and Petite Verdot in Argentina. Gruner, as it's called for short or GruVe if you're really cool, has a bouquet distinctly white pepper, citrus and sorrel. These are echoed in the mouth along with beans, iron and minerality. It is similar in body and texture to Riesling and like Riesling is a terrific food wine. Also, like Riesling don't be afraid of older examples. Gruner Veltliner ages beautifully and oh so slowly.

Food Pairings

Anything that "stinks up your house when you are cooking it," Terry Theise. Asian food, ham, smoked meats or fish.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Clearview Liquor Store
Lutsen
(218) 663-7370

Whole Foods - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
(651) 438-2400

Whole Foods - Mpls
Minneapolis
(612) 313-7100

Hennepin-lake Liquors
Minneapolis
(612) 825-4411

Broadway Liquor Outlet
Minneapolis
(612) 522-4384

Spirits Of Nisswa
Nisswa
(218) 963-7488

Little Wine Shoppe
St Paul
(651) 645-5178

Wayzata Wines & Spirits
Wayzata
(952) 473-7191

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