Though the grooviness of Austria’s star white grape is appreciated and adored by wine professionals the world over, GrüVe’s charm is generally lost on the public. Is it the umlaut that trips people up? Or the relative scarcity of GV on our shelves? If the beguiling charm of this crisp, herbal, lemon oil slicked and white pepper scented grape isn’t alluring enough in youth, wait until a few years’ maturity turns this zesty acidity into honeyed, stony and profound wine, akin to fine chenin blanc, sémillon or chardonnay.
High quality Grüner can last for a couple of decades or be a refreshing aperitif or partner for your mid-week supper. Amazingly food friendly, GV shines as a partner for tricky foods like artichokes, asparagus, and arugula as easily as it pairs up with Weiner Schnitzel, grilled oily sardines, or spicy curries.