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Minkowitsch Weinviertel Gruner Veltliner 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A lively food friendly Grüner Veltliner.

Producer/Winery: Martin and Blandine Minkowitsch; Roland Minkowitsch; Mannersdorf / March, Austria.

Grape Variety: Grüner Veltliner.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Weinviertel, Austria.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Venison enchiladas, Mexican rice, refried beans and cilantro leaves.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, pale wheat straw color with a tint of green. Apple and honey suckle aromas with a small amount of petroleum in the background, especially as it warmed up. Smooth, off dry, slight creamy mouthfeel, medium body and a 400-grit texture. Flavors of strong ripe apple, slight lemon & lime citrus and hints of mango. Fresh crisp acidity that really gave it spark and a long slightly mineral-metallic tasting finish. An OUTSTANDING pairing with the venison enchiladas and good as a sipping wine too. We called it a lively food friendly Grüner Veltliner.

    Note: Next time we have this dinner we’re going to pair it with this wine and the Huber Grüner Veltliner and do a side-by-side tasting.

Martin and Blandine Minkowitsch receiving an award for their wines
Photo from Roland Minkowitsch.

Comments: Learn more about Roland Minkowitsch and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Screw cap.

UPC Code: 0 24606 36373 6

Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.