Grüner Veltliner Spiegel 2004/5


Who: Weingut Rudolf Rabl


What:Grüner Veltliner Spiegel 2004/5

Where: Kamptal, Austria

Why: Feelin’ GruVee? It’s easy with a bottle of this fabulous Grüner Veltliner (street name: G.V. or ‘groovy’). Clean, stunningly bright nose of citrus, minerals and apples. Crisp on the palate, with lemon-lime and nectarine fruit, floral notes, and an oily viscosity. Light to medium bodied, with a wafting hint of satisfying honey sweetness. This grape hit our market with a bang a year or two ago, and the party hasn’t stopped yet.

When: The spicy herbal zestiness works with spring rolls, seafood dumplings, lettuce wraps, and mandarin-flavoured dishes. Austrian-Asian harmony — perfect for Vancouver’s global village.

How (much): $15.95 BCLDB

Winespeak of the Week: (GROO-ner FELT-lih-ner) This white is synonymous with Austria, where it has been cultivated since Roman times. It is also planted in Hungary, The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia. It is also called Grünmuskateller and Veltlini, as well as simply Grüner. Muskat-Sylvaner and Sauvignon Musqué.