2005 Heidler Grüner Veltliner

03052009Now, the terms Grüner and tasty are for some people and oxymoron, but I find myself seeking them out from time to time. Jay McInerney refers to them in his books and when I read them a while back, I began to search them out. (These books, Bacchus & Me and A Hedonist in the Cellar are really enjoyable reads by the way).

This one has got to one of my faves. It has loads of mineral on the nose with some grassy bit and the root-y vegetal aromas that continue with the first couple of sips. On the palate it has really interesting citrus and mineral with almost green leaf into a flinty finish. I paired this with some roasted garlic and goat cheese and the caramelized sweetness of the garlic provided a really nice pairing.

If you’ve never tried a Grüner before, this one is a really good choice if you feel like venturing out and taking a chance. (I guess after the last couple – I’m on the unusual grape hunt right now).

$19.99 at LDB stores here in BC.

4 stars