Good, affordable Gruner Veltliner

I’m a real fan of Grüner Veltliner, one of my favourite white grape varieties. This is a good, affordable example that I bought (yes, shock, horror, wine writer actually buys a wine) from Waitrose on Saturday. Money well spent, I reckon – one that I would buy again.

Domäne Wachau Grüner Veltliner Terraces 2009 Wachau, Austria
12% alcohol. A fresh, citrussy interpretation of GV with a trademark hint of white pepper on the nose and crisp, persistent fruity flavours on the palate. A taut, dry style with lovely purity. Very impressive for the price. 88/100 (£7.99 Waitrose)

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7 comments to Good, affordable Gruner Veltliner

  • 09 almost available and good to drink? I’m really surprised. Ok, it’s basic quality.

  • So glad to see you enjoyed this wine! I’ve tried it over here in the US, but the label was, of course, different. A Gruner of definite quality, especially for the price.

    Will you be attending the EWBC in October in Austria?

  • Simon T

    Hi Jamie,
    Had this exact wine when on 10th anniversary in Copenhagen last September. I had skate with a mussel foam and every mouthful of this heavenly combo made my tongue sing ! Although it has to be said that Copenhagen is ‘tres expensive’ and at said restaurant each (125ml) glass cost about what you paid for the bottle in Waitrose !

  • une telle description bien dans le discours que vous avez rendu grâce pour
    si tout le monde est comme toi sont super grand obtenir!

  • Simon T

    not sure if you actually get these messages retrospectively – maybe there are hundreds of messages you never see that are conscribed to the history of latter day blogs. Two quick things ;
    1) Love the functionality of country click – wanted to check Austria and hey presto one click and I got the desired blog.
    2) Based on the above/personal memories I bought a bottle in Waitrose last Friday (it’s on £2 off at present by the way – £5.99)

  • jamiegoode

    yes, they all come through to me! glad you got it cheap – did you like it?

  • jason carey

    I have some of their Smargd Trocken 2006 and it is really drinking well right now, albeit with some rather grand bottle variation.. maybe that is why I bought it on the discount.

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