Söllner 2002 "Wogenrain" Wagram Donauland Grüner Veltliner ($13.00)
This very fine GV comes from the Wagram ("Vah-grahm") sub-region in Austria's Donauland ("Danube-land") growing area, a scenic spot on the north bank of the Danube not far northwest of Vienna. A clear, very pale straw color, it offers pleasant aromas of honeydew melon with a whiff of peppermint. Ripe white fruit and fragrant white-pepper flavors are built on racy, zippy, lemon-squirt acidity; a pleasing "stony" minerality develops with time in the glass, adding flavor complexity and texture in the finish. US Importer: Weygandt-Metzler, Unionville, Pa. (Apr 30, 2004)
FOOD MATCH: A natural with white or green asparagus, and fine with poultry, pork or fish, GV is one of the most versatile of food wines. We served it with a marlin steak pan-seared Sicilian-style with lemon, garlic and oregano.
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