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Wine of the week: 2015 Laurenz V. Singing Gruner Veltliner 

Niederosterreich, Austria

Retail $16

The Austrian white wine grape gruner veltliner likely dates to Roman times, but its name first appeared in the middle 1800s. It first began to earn respect a century later, and in recent years some gruner veltliners scored higher than wines from Burgundy in blind tastings. The Laurenz V. winery works with no other grape, and the family is credited with bringing gruner to the forefront of wine appreciation. This wine was crafted by father Laurenz Moser and daughter Sophie. Grapes were sourced from vineyards on loess and gravel soils in the Kremstal subregion of Niederosterreich. The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks. In the glass, the crisp, zesty wine offers aromas and flavors of citrus, apple and floral notes, lime and white pepper. On the palate, it delivers a burst of acidity, minerality and a clean finish. Drink it with Asian dishes, seafood, salads, vegetables, cured meats and cheeses. Buy it at: Whole Foods Market on South Broad Street. Drink it at: Luke, MoPho and Deutsches Haus.


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