Made in New Zealand in the Marlborough region perhaps better known for their Sovees this Grüner Veltliner (Austria’s signature grape) really hit the spot for me, although I don’t know why it shouldn’t, as Yealands do make very good quality wine and this is no different.
Ok, it’s just shy of £13 but I can promise it’s money well spent, although you could wait for the 25% off 6 bottles promotion and pay under a tenner then it becomes something of a bargain.
So those of you that haven’t tried Grüner before, I urge you to get a bottle you may be pleasantly surprised.
Yealands Grüner Veltliner Reserve 2021
Firstly, in the glass this is very aromatic, there’s a hit of citrus fruits, lemons and limes, followed by something more tropical with a whiff of pineapple and peach. On sipping, it starts again with citrus fruits, lemons and limes, maybe some grapefruit, pineapple, stewed pears, honeydew melon and peach. In the background, you’ll find some dried herbs, honey and a hefty dose of white pepper. It’s also a touch on the green side with some more herbaceous flavours coming through later.
All in all, a lot going on with this wine with some complexity and I for one thoroughly enjoyed it, Austria makes some wonderful Grüners but this version from New Zealand holds its own and is one I would have no hesitation in recommending even at full price, wonderful stuff!Like (0)