Sunday, July 17, 2011

Gruner Veltliner

Shrimp, zucchini, snap peas, shallots, and red and yellow peppers all in a hot and sour sauce.  The wine was a 2009 Leth Gruner Veltliner, Steinagrund Lagenreserve from Austria.  Flowery, but reserved nose, pale color in the glass.  Intensely fruity at the front with ripe green grapes, melon and lime.  Tremendous acid in the mid palate that dried out the sweetness in the wine.  Long, lengthy and sharp and tart finish that ended with some herbaceousness.  Very nice wine with the richness and heat of the shrimp.

Good wine.  $16 and 12.5% alcohol. 

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