If you haven't got on the Gruner train, now is a good time to start.
Grown primarily in Northeast Austria, very often on steep terraces along the Danube, Grüner is a unique and very food friendly varietal, a wine that is unusual in its ability to pair with difficult foods like asparagus, artichokes, and salads. If you don’t know Grüner, you should. It is one of the most delightful alternatives to Chardonnay and one of the Sommelier’s favorites in restaurants around town.
Charm and value typify this wine. It is very clean with pure fruity notes, and a bit zingy, making it a nice pair with spicy food. Fresh, dry, long in middle and finish, polished, with a finely doughy aftertaste; clean, pure through and through, vital, frisky and crisp. This is an estate of fourteen hectares. Half of the land consists of south-facing terraces with locally renowned names.