If you’re a white wine drinker, chances are the moment leaves start to fall you feel a bit left out as it’s all about the winter warmers and the tantastic full bodied reds to sip slowly. There something to be said for whites of refined freshness, that just like winter jasmine, will bring delicate elegance to a wintry scene.
Rabl Grüner Veltliner Loss Kamptal 2016 is as crisp as an icy morning but much more pleasant. Award-wining Austrian winery Rabl is behind this classic Grüner Veltliner white from Kamptal, a region known for its quality.
Cool temperatures and plenty of sunshine combine to let grapes ripe slowly and achieve both finesse and concentration.
Aromas of lime zest and apple blossom are complemented on the palate by a mouth watering acidity and a minerality that evokes rive stones.
With a tame ABV of 12% and a floral finish, it is a subtle charmer and one that those with an appreciation for aromatic and fresh whites like Sauvignon Blanc or Albarino will love.
Rabl Grüner Veltliner Loss Kamptal 2016 is available at O’Briens Wine at €14.95 (on offer from €18.95).
Gabriela’s passion for writing is only matched by her love for food and wine. Journalist, confectioner and sommelier, she fell in love with Ireland years ago and moved from Venezuela to Dublin in 2014.
Since then, she has written about and worked in the local food scene, and she’s determined to discover and share the different traditions, flavours and places that have led Irish food and drink to fascinate her.