Loimer 2006 "Lois" Kamptal Grüner Veltliner ($12.99)
Clear, very pale straw color. White fruit, delicate grapefruit, at first, gives way to that characteristically earthy GV character that reminds me of dried peas; it's often identified as "lentil." Pay your money, take your choice, it's a similar, and intriguing, scent. Flavors are consistent with the nose, crisp and dry, subtle grapefruit and green pea and a fragrant whiff of white pepper; beneath it all there's that lovely, subtle minerality that evokes a sense of fresh rainwater running over limestone in a country stream. Excellent wine. US Importer: Vin DiVino Ltd., Chicago. (Dec 31, 2007)

FOOD MATCH: A natural with a dish crafted to match, the fresh vegetable risotto with cabbage, celery, green pepper, brown mushrooms, onions and garlic featured in last week's Wine Advisor FoodLetter.

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