Grüner Veltliner from New Zealand & Austria


Seifried Grüner Veltliner 2016, Nelson, New Zealand (£14.99 Liquorice, Roberts & Speight, New Zealand Cellar, James Molden, Banstead Vintners, Trina’s Wines)
No shortage of fruit here – apple, grapes and light peach – along with a lightly floral/confected edge, like the sugary bits on Turkish Delight. However, the slightly smoky elderflower edge says to me that something here wasn’t fully ripe. C+

Aldi Grüner Veltliner Reserve 2015 (Domäne Wachau), Wachau, Austria (£6.99 Aldi)
Less intense and pungent, but this is a more complete and confident wine, with a stony edge to the punchy peach flavours and classic touches of pepper and lentil on the finish. Great value. S-

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