Grooner Gruner

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from F. Wildman.

Lots of wines that are fun to say in recent days around here. GROOOOOOOOOONNNNER. And lots of Gruner! Told you I was revisiting my liaison with Gruner this spring. I think I’m out now though. I’ll need to go peruse the local shops and see if they’ve got anything new and interesting. I’m still having trouble finding much Gruner on local shelves. The 2009 Grooner Gruner Veltliner (still giggling at the name here) was everything I like about Gruner all in one bottle. and all for as little as $7 online, with a screw cap.

On the nose I got spice, jasmine, lemon, pear, and white pepper. The pear and white pepper just drew me into this glass of wine. In the mouth I got more pear, lime, tropical fruits, and herbs. The fruit showed fresh and the wine displayed excellent acidity. At this price point, the Grooner is a total winner in my book.