Huber 2006 "Hugo" Niederösterreich Grüner Veltliner ($13.00)
Pale straw color. Fresh white fruit and that distinctly earthy "lentil" character often noted as a characteristic in GV. Flavors consistent with the nose, crisp citrus and a hint of green pea; tart acidity and bone-dry. A simpler-style GV but clean and fresh, fine with food, vinified at a reasonable 12 percent alcohol. US Importer: Boutique Wine Collection, Philadelphia. (Apr 10, 2008)
FOOD MATCH: GV makes an easy match with the complex, aromatic character of Asian food, and this one went well with a quick invention, Filipino pork adobo and its soy and star-anise scented sauce reinvented in a Chinese-style stir-fry with asparagus, mushrooms and onions.
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