Austria's national grape, first planted in 1203. Very much a hidden gem, has slipped under the radar somewhat. Most Gruner is consumed in Austria, so the price here is a little higher than perhaps it ought to be (around £10-15 a bottle as a rule. Have seen it in local Tesco store, but last night drank a bottle of Fred Loimer 'Lois' Gruner from Liberty Wines - outstanding, really fresh and zingy, with a hint of spritz on the tongue. Deliciously young and vibrant, a super alternative to, say, Sauvignon Blanc or the ubiquitous Pinot Grigio. Give it a whirl - if you can't find it in your local Tesco, try the offering from the Wachau region in Majestic, a bargain at around £8 a bottle.
Report this post