This young fresh perfectly vinified Gruner Veltliner is produced by master winemaker Meinhard Forstreiter. Fresh, dry, “zippy” with loads of healthy grape flavors and acidity that make one think instantly of green apples and citrus fruits, this lovely wine is a great aperitif and a great companion to all casual meals where being with friends and great conversation are the most important part of the meal. Drink up!
From Beverage Media Group: "Toni Silver says this space has been gaining steam over the last five years, particularly among consumers aged 21-40 and especially with women. Silver and her partner Monika Caha were early pioneers in the category, having created the GROONER brand in 2006 to target price-conscious retail consumers looking for a fun “new” drinking experience. This lighter style of Grüner Veltliner can easily sub in for Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Blanc at the same price point."
This fresh, crisp wine has tart, green apple and citrus aromas and flavors on the palate, with tropical fruit notes. The wine has balanced acidity, it is a wine for any occasion.
"Juicy, w/ a side of pepper; get a stopwatch for the overachieving lime zest finish."
"Grooner is a supple, pleasant take on Austria's signature (and fashionable) grape. A winning alternative to Chardonnay, mellow flavors and ample structure. It delivers a lot of wine for the money."
"Another favorite was the cool, modern label of Grooner Gruner Veltliner, with its hip illustrations and copy that read, Perfect for Parties ... Great with Food ... Picnics too!
"A happy go lucky, quenching, fresh bite out of a crab apple alternative to New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. More importantly, it manages to avoid the insipidness and/or astringent edge of many Grners. Zing!"
"A crisp white wine that matches well with appetizers, fresh salads, and other small bites."
"A potpourri of citrus aromas fills the nose of this 2010 Grner Veltliner. Orchard fruits in the form of apple characteristics are present as well. Lemon ice and papaya flavors lead an avalanche of citrus and tropical fruit flavors throughout the juicy, bright, concentrated palate. This wine just explodes in your mouth and offers loads of tasty appealing flavors. The citrus elements take charge through the finish and theyre joined by hints of white pepper and some tart green apple. This wine is marked by racy acidity that adds to its refreshing quality. Grooner is delicious all by itself but will also pair well with things like soft cheeses and light appetizers.
Over the last three vintages Grooner has really achieved its mission. It provides an accessible example of Grner Veltliner that will easily appeal to those new to the varietal as well as providing sufficient complexity for those already familiar with it. Anyone who likes crisp, refreshing whites should give Grooner a shot."
Score: 88 PointsWineCentric Author: Unlisted
"Clear greenish hue with aromas and flavors of crisp, green apple, citrus and minerality. Racy acidity with tartness on the mid-palate and finish.
Straight-forward GV with clean, dry, yet mouth-watering appeal. Has good weight to it and retails for $13 a bottle. A good, affordable intro to the varietal if you've never tried it before."
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