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Gruner Veltliner = Good Vibes

Gruner Veltliner = Good Vibes

Posted on Jan 28th 2021

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Surdyk's Staff

In the coldest days of winter, get your good vibes from good wine. Wines that have a springtime feel are a great way to transport your mindset from the doldrums to warmer days ahead.


We suggest Brundlmayer "L & T "Gruner Veltliner to do just that.


Owner Willi Brundlmayer is regarded as one of Austria’s most well-respected winemakers, and his wines receive accolades worldwide. His 90 hectare estate in the village of Langenlois is certified organic. The vines for the “L & T” Gruner Veltliner are planted on higher, cooler terraces. This location produces grapes with incredible flavor, picked at the perfect time when the taste is at a maximum, yet sugars are subdued.


The result is a wine that shows an appealing nose of apple, fresh citrus, and mild flowery aromas. You can also find rosewood, fresh green peas and asparagus, and sappy fruit on the palate, followed by a hint of minerals and spice in the finish.

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staff tasting notes


Wow. The best of all worlds. The peach, apple, pear fruit, along with a hint of white pepper prickle on the palate, and offer a lively (not stern) finish. Yum!


I have always loved Brundlmayer Gruner. The L&T bottle does not disappoint. The nose is super expressive, loads of ripe fruit and a touch of cream, almost leading you to believe that this will be a wine of weight and sweet fruit. Not so! The palate comes in bright and tingly, with sunny citrus and apple flesh bouncing around, leading to a savory finish. It's like that first ray of sunshine after a run of cloudy days. I would pair this with green herb heavy dishes... shrimp Scampi with tons of parsley, basil pesto coated pasta, or chicken Milanese topped with arugula salad.


The "L&T" stands for "Leicht & Trocken," meaning light and dry, and this will always be the lightest Gruner of the vintage. The nose displays citrus and apple. On the palate there is a subtle effervescence, then bright acidity with a slight mineral note. When combined, it creates a drier finish than the fruity nose may suggest.

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