The unusual temperatures have dropped a little bit, but it is still the season for fresh and wonderful white wines. For this week’s wines we have left the beauty of the Canadian mountains for another beautiful and mountain rich country Austria.
Situated between the capital Vienna and Budweis, a beer loving name if ever there was one, in southern Czech Republic, you’ll find Langenlois, Austria’s largest wine producing city. The region is Kamptal, known by wine lovers all over the world for it’s fine white wines.
Here we find the Rabl family (Rabl means little raven in German) who have cultivated their wine yards since 1750. The two most important grapes are the famous Riesling and the Grüner Veltliner. And it is the Grüner I want to highlight today
A grape that is indigenous to Austria and it is here it really shines. It is related to the Savagnin grape so famous in the Jura, but I think the Grüner is fresher and a bit sweeter, making for some really good wines that can be enjoyed on warm summer days with good friends.
Rabl Langenlois Kamptal Grüner Veltliner 2017 – 155,50 kr
Medium bodied single-vineyard wine, spicy with citrus fruit; dry, fermented and matured in steel tanks.
Pale yellow colour. Fresh, and green bouquet with peaches, lime, green herbs and hints of pepper.
Very refreshing in the mouth. Lemon, lime, apple. Very good minerality and length. A great wine to enjoy on warm sunny days.
I like this on its own as a refreshing wine to share, but try it with poultry and salads, it should do fine.