Friday, March 30, 2012

Brundlmayer Gruner Veltliner 2006

This wine is a mouthful, both in name and in taste -  2006 Weingut Brundlmayer Gruner Veltliner Kamptaler Terrassen, Trocken.  Very herbaceous nose with hints of fruit being reserved for some swirling.  Sharp and tart taste with white peaches, just ripening pears and crisp apple flavors and a bit of saltiness to top it off.  There was the very beginning of a sherry like note in the finish which did nothing but give some depth and complexity to the wine.  It didn't dominate the fruit and minerality, it was just a suggestion at the end.  Quite an interesting taste. Full bodied and slightly oily.

The food was Yakatori from the grill and some shrimp done Yakatori style alongside.  In this case the Yakatori was limited to chicken thighs as the livers and gizzards in the store weren't as fresh as I would like.  A little white rice completed the meal.

Great match between the food and the wine.  One could almost make a case that the sherry like note was transformed to a Sake like note with the food.

12.5% alcohol and $16

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