Sub -$20 Austrian Gruner Veltliner! ''2021 is a Golden Year in Austria!'' Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
For the lucky ones who've visited the beautiful sights and sounds of picturesque Austria; you no doubt would of enjoyed Austria's world renowned Gruner Veltliner. It may be a little tricky to pronounce, but it more than make's up for it providing an authentic Austrian experience to match the best Apple Strudel or Mozart! However as we edge closer to 2024 the days of Austrian Gruner Veltliner always being seen as one of those white wines which you can rely on for great value for money are slowly evaporating as the prices continue to soar right across the board. Thankfully today we bring welcome respite with arguably Austria's best sub -$20 Gruner Veltliner in Australia; the Winzerkeller Seewinkel Gruner Veltliner 2021 produced in Austria's famed Burgenland appellation available from just $19.99! This new edition to our Austrian selection is highlighted by crisp aromas of apples, citrus and pears. In the background you will find a white pepper note which is synonymous with Austrian Gruner Veltliner alongside well balanced acidity ending on a clean dry finish. This sub -$20 Gruner Veltiner from the brilliant 2021 vintage, without question the best Austrian vintage since 2019 could be an early Christmas present for many White wine and Austrian wine lovers and offer's tremendous value from Austria's signature varietal. Enjoy!
''2021 is a golden year for Austria’s winemakers. If I were to pick a recent vintage for dry whites from Austria’s signature varietal, Gruner Veltliner, then I would go for 2021, thanks to the brightness of the acidity. This is an exciting moment to buy Austrian wines.'' Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com
''2021 is a classic vintage for lovers of purity, freshness and precision, highlighting what the country does best.'' John Szabo, WineAlign.com
''With the majority of vineyards planted with white varietals, it is no secret that Austria is primarily a white wine country. It is also a well known fact Grüner Veltliner, Austria's most acclaimed indigenous variety deliver's wines of real depth, structure and complexity.'' Mila Gorchakova, International Wine & Spirits Competition 2023