Cheese, cheese, cheese…after wine it is my second culinary love. As far as cheese goes, I am a sucker for any type made from goat’s milk (Cypress Grove’s “Truffle Tremor” and goat’s milk brie are my current faves). When it comes to pairing wine with goat cheese, Grüner Veltliner (with its healthy acidity) is a perfect match. Over the weekend, I had a chance to try Laurenz V. Charming Grüner Veltliner with an array of cheeses and I was not disappointed.
About the Wine- From the Winery
Laurenz V. 2009 Charming Grüner Veltliner is 100% Grüner Veltliner from the Kamptal region of Austria. It has 13% alcohol and retails for around $28. For more information see www.laurenzfive.com
Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
This Grüner pours a pale gold in the glass. The nose has abundant aromas of pear and spice. This is not a timid wine. Bold flavors of pear, melon, and apple are followed by a spicy, tangy finish. Notes of lingering ginger and pear tingle your taste buds as you reach for another sip. Plenty of acidity makes this Grüner very food friendly.
My Wine Rating- B
Food Pairing Suggestions- Pair with goat cheese, sushi, or curried tofu.
*This wine was sent to me as a media sample