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Allram Strass Gruner Veltliner

Allram Strass Gruner Veltliner

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Allram Strass Grüner Veltliner: A Zesty Austrian Delight – Tasting Notes & Food Pairings

Introduction

Austria's signature white grape, Grüner Veltliner, shines brightly in the Allram Strass Grüner Veltliner. This vibrant wine hails from the Kamptal region, known for its cool climate and mineral-rich soils, which impart a distinctive character to the wines. Allram's commitment to quality winemaking is evident in this bottle, offering a delightful and versatile drinking experience.

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance: Pale lemon-green with delicate shimmer.
  • Nose: A burst of citrus zest – think lemons, limes, and a hint of grapefruit. Subtle notes of white pepper, fresh herbs, and a touch of wet stone minerality add complexity.
  • Palate: Crisp and refreshing acidity greets the palate, balanced by flavours of green apple, white peach, and a hint of peppery spice. The minerality lingers, providing a clean, mouthwatering finish. Medium-bodied with a surprisingly elegant texture.

Food Pairings

Allram Strass Grüner Veltliner's zippy acidity and vibrant flavours make it a fantastic food wine. Here are some inspired pairings:

  • Seafood: Perfect with simply prepared white fish, grilled prawns, or a light seafood salad. The wine's citrus notes and minerality complement the delicate flavours of the sea.
  • Vegetarian: Pairs beautifully with vegetable-centric dishes like asparagus risotto, spring vegetable stir-fries, or herbed goat cheese tarts.
  • Spicy Cuisine: A surprising match for Thai or Vietnamese food. The wine's acidity counters the heat, while the herbal notes harmonise with the cuisine's signature spices.
  • Classic Austrian: Enjoy with the quintessential Wiener Schnitzel for an authentic taste of Austria.

Serving Tips

  • Temperature: Serve chilled, between 8-10°C (46-50°F) to preserve its freshness and vibrancy.

 

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