Weingut Meinhard Forstretter, Niederösterreich (Austria) Grüner Veltliner “Grooner” 2012

($12, Frederick Wildman and Sons, Ltd.): Austria’s primary white grape and wine, Grüner Veltliner has the potential to soar in popularity because it is an ideal choice with a wide range of foods. In the past, I’d advise those in doubt about what wine to serve with a particular food to choose Riesling or Champagne. Now I add Grüner to that list because of its cutting acidity. This one, a fine introduction to the varietal, is perky to point of almost being prickly on the palate. Good density prevents it from being aggressive. This super bright wine will cut through whatever flavors are on the plate.
88 Michael Apstein Apr 30, 2013