Calling all wine aficionados, we are diving into the world of an Austrian grape – the Grüner Veltliner.  Austrian wines have lately been growing in popularity, with 2020 marking an all-time high for Austrian wine exports. Undoubtedly, the principal export among them was Grüner Veltliner.

The grape’s crispness and high acidity make it an amazingly refreshing white wine to drink in summer. To give you an idea, Chardonnay would be a great example of something which could aim to fill Grüner Veltliner’s shoes, but in warm climates, Chardonnay can lose its acidity. The primary fruit flavours in Veltliner are lime, lemon and grapefruit. However, what makes Veltliner wine so unique is its signature vein of acidity that explodes in your mouth.

Tattersalls is currently listing the 2020 White Mischief Grüner Veltliner from Adelaide Hills, more specifically Hahndorf Hill – a winery with a boutique cellar door situated at the edge of a historic German-heritage town. Considered a dry style, it also has a hint of sweetness, because the acidity is so high most drinkers cannot taste it, as a result, you can pair this up with so many options in food, ranging from all-white meats & seafood to cheeses and vegetarian meals.

Austrian wine is making a comeback, and it is the perfect wine for hot weather – crisp and refreshing. Certainly not one to be missed! No wonder it’s our F&B team’s current favourite on the list.

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