A pair of attractively packaged Gruner Veltliners last night - new wines from Lenz Moser. In the orange corner we have the 'Friendly' GV, named Sophie, and in the purple, the 'Charming' GV, named Laurenz V. [Not visible are the matching-coloured screwcaps.]
The wines are pretty good. Sophie is brighter, fresher and has that distinctive white pepper character common to GV. Laurenz, from the Kamptal, is broader and richer - a bit more serious. This is also more expensive (£13 as opposed to £9). Food friendly, certainly.
It's good to see more Austrian wines on the UK market, and this quirky but tasty pair look set to do well. availability in the UK: www.bibendum-wine.co.uk