I’m a big fan of Grüner Veltliner, Austria’s specialist grape variety. Here are two easily available, affordable examples that deliver some of the personality of this grape.
Domaine Wachau Weissenkirchen Grüner Veltliner Federspiel 2015 Wachau, Austria
£10.99 Majestic, £9.89 mix six price
This is nicely aromatic with floral citrus fruits, coupled with some trademark white pepper that’s typical of this grape variety. It has nice, smooth, dry, textured fruit. A really tasty wine with lovely purity and focus. 90/100
Markus Huber Grüner Veltliner Single Estate 2015 Traisental, Austria
There’s a lovely fruity quality to this wine, which shows citrus and white pepper characters. There’s also a bit of white peach and yellow plum richness, and it finishes dry and crisp. 90/100