Charming My Darling, Charming

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Folio Winemakers.

I decided I would really love some Gruner Veltliner for Thanksgiving. And I wish it could be either of the Laurenz V. Gruners that I’ve tried in the last few weeks. Alas, I am visiting my folks for the holidays and the wine shop near their house only had one Gruner on the shelf and it was rockgut. Not what I  was going for.  Oh well, at least I have the memory of the 2006 Layrnz V. Charming Gruner Veltliner to keep me going. (PS-the person in the wine shop told me Gruner isn’t very popular…so is it really just popular with Sommeliers? Because I see it stores at home as well as all over restaurant wine lists….) Anywho. The Laurenz V. clocked in at 13% alcohol by volume, had a screw cap closure, and retails for $24.99.

On the nose I got lemongrass, pineapple, tropical notes, peach, and green beans.  In the mouth I found white peach, white pepper, tropical notes, pineapple, and nectarine.  I found the wine to be round up front with nice acidity on the finish.  It felt fuller/lusher than the other Laurenz V. I tried a couple weeks ago.  I served this with Matt’s signature dish: Gruyere/bacon quiche and it was a fantastic match. I’d recommend both Laurenz V. Gruners that I tried, though for bang for you buck I’d highly recommend the Laurenz . and Sophia Gruner I tried earlier this month.



6 Responses

  1. Mmmmm… sounds so refreshing!

  2. I need to get myself some GruVe. I’ve never tried it but your review (along with others I’ve read) has piqued my curiousity once again…now to find some in our wine challenged town.

  3. Tell me more about why Gruner Velt. for Thanksgiving please. I plan on serving a pinot noir of course, but haven’t been able to make up my mind about a white. A little help here please.


  4. Lilu it was refreshing!

    Drinknectar, you should try it out!

    Arlie-I like it with Thanksgiving because it’s a little bit different for a white. It’s generally something that most people, even non-wine drinkers, wouldn’t be turned off by, and I like a light, crisp wine with my T-day dinner as well as one that is a little lighter on the alcohol side so no one gets sloppy.

  5. Gruner is also an incredibly versatile grape and can pair with just about anything without completely neglecting something else. I tried the Singing and Charming myself for the first time a couple weeks ago and I must say I was happily impressed!
    So glad you enjoyed them! 🙂

  6. Hi Constance. Thanks for stopping by. I did really enjoy these!

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