Today’s Deal ~ 2016 Nigl Grüner Veltliner (Austria)
$19.99/btl or $16.99 on 6+
OOOH WEE!!! We’re going BALLISTIC!!! Too often we see deals on chardonnays, sauvignon blancs, and pinot gris, that other stellar varietals like this one get lost in the mix. Well, it’s time to go “off the beaded path” and jump on the 2016 Nigl Grüner Veltliner from the Kremstal Region in Austria. Whether you’re a sommelier, a savvy “Carpe Vinian” or “average joe,” you should be all over this one! Why? PURE, FRESH, STONY, and full of VITALITY, this wine will BLOW YOUR MIND…especially at $16.99/bottle on 6+!!!
All over the world red wines are automatically paired with meat dishes. So easily, that most white wines take a back seat. However, in Austria, white wines are commonly served with dishes like beef, pork, poultry, and veal. One of the BEST being Austria’s indigenous grape, Grüner Veltliner. Nothing tastes better than this CHILLED, SUPERCRISP, and BOLD white, that many enthusiasts have mistaken it for chardonnay or pinot blanc. In fact, experts are intrigued by its VERSATILTY and its ability to out muscle a LOT more expensive white wines, at a fraction of the cost.
Soooo…the taste? Well, whether you’re a first-timer or a long-timer, we promise you that one sip of the 2016 Nigl Grüner Veltliner and you’ll think “What The French Toast???” PEAR and LIMEare commingled with flavors of YELLOW APPLE while emanating a LUSH VISCOUS character. A SMOOTH winding finish with exquisite MINERALITY make this an instant FAV at CV. Make this your summer Tuesday night special or pair it fried chicken and you’ve got a WINNER!!!
Winery Tasting Notes:
“Martin Nigl’s Freheit is sourced from 4 different vineyards in the hills above the city of Krems. The soils here are primarily löss and the temperature is moderated by its steep elevation. The name Freiheit means “freedom” and is believed to be some of the first privately owned vineyard land in the valley not controlled by the Church or a feudal estate. Fermentation and elevage occur in stainless steel and is bottled at night when the cellars of the coolest has Martin feels this helps preserve the freshness of the wines.”