In the last edition of Thirsty Thursday my good blogging friend Eva from Kitchen Inspirations politely reminded me that this site’s attention to white wines has been woefully lacking as of late. Though plenty of white wines are regularly consumed in the Glutton household, it has sadly been over five months since I posted a review with a white.
Well that mistake is corrected today with Kurt Angerer’s 2009 “Kies”Gruener Veltliner.
For those of you unfamiliar with Gruener Veltliner, it’s a white varietal that is primarily grown in Austria and also found in other eastern European countries. Grueners can be crisp, dry, or weighty and typically express bright citrus flavors, minerality, spice, and peppery notes.
While Grueners are typically best enjoyed during warmer months, I find that Angerer’s “Kies” is a fantastic wine for the spring season’s varying temperatures. Though not overly complex, the wine is rounded and relaxed, with assertive citrus flavors that are refreshing as well as possessing just enough weight to enjoy in warm or cool spring time conditions.
Here is my complete review:
2009 Kurt Angerer “Kies” Gruener Veltliner (Kamptal, Austria)
Pale straw in color with a tart musty minerality on the nose, the wine opens with a hint of honey followed by a tart citrus grapefruit rindness and apple flavors. Offers a decadently weighted body that decreases pleasantly across the palate. Though not as crisp or dry as other Gruener Veltliners, Kies is still relaxing, refreshing, and enjoyable.
Retails around $17
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