Joshua Wesson of Best Cellars sings the praises of GrÃ¼ner Veltliner, the centerpiece of Austria's wine industry. This lovely white has achieved cult status of late, thanks to a tasting by top-gun sommeliers that put it up against renowned Chardonnays. The Gru-Vee (the hip name for those in the know) came out on top and has stayed there.
Imagine a cross between a good Pinot Grigio and a Mosel Riesling and you get the idea about Gru-Vee. The flavor and texture is all its own: dry, mouthwatering, minerally, with distinct spice, herbs and an array of citrus fruits all cloaked in acidity. A versatile wine with the complexity of Chardonnay without the wood.
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