We’ve been saying it for years but Austrian wine has arrived. Check out Gary Vaynerchuk’s Daily Grape episode June 11 on Gruner Veltliner.
One of the things I really like about Gary’s democratization of wine tasting (“give it a sniffy sniff”) is to give us permission to personalize our palate. He gives a great taste analogy of minerality that really demonstrates that you don’t need to use traditional wine wonk words to describe what YOU taste. He compares it to a time when he was a kid and got smacked in the mouth with an aluminum bat….THAT’s what minerality means to him.
Check out the vid then head out to your nearest wine store for the Loimer Kamptal Gruner Veltliner or the Stadt Krems Kremstal GV, both imported by Winebow. And a big thank you to Erin Grace and Jodi Stern of Winebow’s Austrian Portfolio for facilitating the samples.
Here’s a link to the review on Snooth with some links to e-commerce sites where you can order the wine if it’s not available locally (and the Loimer in particular should be…it’s one of the best-distributed Austrian GV’s out there.)