Pale lemon colored with a watery sheen and some evidence of effervescence (12.5% ABV). The nose has aromas of lemon and lime with white pepper, crunchy green apple, lanolin and wet slate. The palate is dry with high acidity that hits on the jaw rather than the tongue. This slightly effervescent wine has a spritz to the light body where I get flavors of citrus, white pepper, wet wool and green apple. The finish is medium in length and leans towards slightly unripe green apple, lemon and pungent pepper. I am tasting this wine only slightly chilled, I think it will perform better with some time in the ice bucket. I’m going to try and pair it with pulled pork that has been slow smoked all day with a spicy dry rub. 87 points from me for this $15 effort makes it a 3 star wine to drink in the short term. Salut….
Weingut Winzer Krems Gruner Veltliner 2021, Niederosterreich, Austria
06 Saturday May 2023