Delightful Grüner Veltliner from an Austrian Legend. $19

Winery: The Salomon-Undhof estate dates to 1792, and their terraced vines overlooking the Danube have long been an excellent source. The country’s preeminent wine guide calls them a “figurehead of Austrian wine history.” Their style is what you’d expect from 225 years of history — clean, polished, and refined.

Grape: “Austrian wine” is nearly synonymous with Grüner-Veltliner, and 75% of the world’s Grüner is Austrian. The grapes typical expression is dry and savory, with excellent acidity and low alcohol. It’s a lovely glass on its own, but we think it particularly shines with food.

Wine: Salomon’s 2018 Grüner Veltliner “Wieden” is a delight. The nose shows juniper, herbs and lime. The mouth is dry and mid-weight, with good notes of cucumber, lime zest, and grape skins. At 12% alcohol and with excellent freshness, this is a Swiss army knife when it comes to matching food.

Pairing: Our favorite pairings are oysters, sushi, pork, and fried chicken.


Salomon-Unhof Grüner Veltliner Wieden 2019
bottle price: $19

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