Allram Gruner Veltliner Strass
Gruner Veltliner is no longer considered to be the obscure Austrian cousin of Riesling but is, in fact, a fashionable and unique variety with a personality all of its own. In some circles it is even abbreviated/nicknamed ‘Gru-Ve’ (those of a certain generation will understand!).
Joking aside, this is a very serious wine indeed. From the innovative and inventive Allram family based in Kamptal, North West of Vienna. Since 1894, they have tended the vines in this single vineyard: Strass. The Gruner from here takes on a fresh minerally character, mirroring the limestone, flint, slate and gravel soils.
The Allram Gruner is a classic example, showing notes of white pepper, fresh lemon and lime, bright acidity and a smooth satisfying finish. It also has a good weighty texture from an extended period on lees after a spontaneous fermentation with wild indigenous yeasts.