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Today's Wine Tasting Note

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Loibner Schütt Dinstlgut Loiben 1997 Loibner Schütt (Austria) Grüner Veltliner ($8.99) [Best Buy!]
Very pale brass color. Delicious citric lemon-lime and green-pea aromas. Bright, fresh fruit, consistent with the nose, over a very tart and steely acidity that persists in a long, clean finish. Not overly complex, but a good example of the character of Grüner Veltliner from the Wachau region (on the north bank of the Danube not far from Vienna) at a price that makes it doubly attractive. (Jan. 4, 1999)

FOOD MATCH: Surprisingly effective in a cross-cultural match with a not-too-fiery vegetarian potato-cauliflower curry.

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