Mantlerhof 2000 Spiegel Kremstal (Austria) Grüner Veltliner ($6.99)
Clear light brass color. Distinct almond aroma with a whiff of spice. Tart and juicy white fruit, banana and a hint of cloves. Slight fresh-fruit sweetness, a surprising contrast with the bone-dry style of most Grüner Veltliners. US Importer: Michael Skurnik Wines, Syosset, N.Y.; a Terry Theise Estate Selection. (Jan 23, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: Well matched with a Trieste-style seafood risotto.

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