Gruner Veltliner is a Austria’s number one grape varietal and a beautiful wine with seafood and spicy food. To be honest, I only bought this wine for the label because I loved the hip cartoon like vibe it had along with the name of Grooner. This wine was great at $7.99 a bottle from my local liquor store, I will certainly be returning for more!
Gruner Veltliner has become a very trendy grape varietal and definitely makes a great spring and summer white. This wine has hints of citrus and apple on the nose along with tropical fruit notes and a balanced acidity on the palate. All in all, this wine is lovely.
I paired it with a grilled cheese; yes not the typical pairing, but I was home from work late and walked past this awesome sandwich shop on 15th street and had to go home and whip myself up one! I chose Sourdough bread from my local Stuy Town farmers market on Sunday, topped it with some Prosciutto, Brie, Arugula, and Tomatoes and had myself a very yummy dinner in 10 minutes. The crisp apple and the nice acidity went very well with the creaminess in the cheese and the flavors in the dish. Would I say it was the ultimate perfect pairing!? No, but was it a good pairing? Yes! Remember, if you enjoy the wine you drink with the food you eat and there are no weird flavors meshing around in your mouth or any bad aftertastes lingering, then you probably have yourself a pretty good pairing in my book.
Always remember, eat what you like and drink what you love!
For those of you stuck in this rainy weather today and possibly the rest of the week, stay dry and enjoy some wine! Have a great Wine Wednesday Wine-O’s!