Grape Spy: Jean Smullen

2020 Allram Gruner Veltliner Strass

2020 Allram Gruner Veltliner Strass

2020 Jurtschitsch Zweigelt

2020 Jurtschitsch Zweigelt

Sunday World

This bank holiday weekend, why not push the boat out and try an Austrian wine. You will find them in specialist independent off licences.

2020 Allram Grüner Veltliner, Strass, (Kamptal DAC) €23

Austria produces very elegant white wines, their flagship white grape. Grüner Veltliner has achieved worldwide success thanks to its flavour profile.

If you like acidic spicy white wines then you will love GV. It has high acid and strong grapefruit aromas and flavours. This wine is produced by the Allram family, who are one of the most important producers in the Kamptal region. Try this with Asian food especially anything cooked using spicy Chinese flavors.

2020 Jurtschitsch Zweigelt

2020 Jurtschitsch Zweigelt

2020 Jurtschitsch Zweigelt €22.95

If you want to be ahead of the curve in terms of fashionable red wines, then this wine ticks all the boxes. It is one of the most important red grapes in Austria.

This is a young easy drinking wine with cherry fruit flavours and a youthful tannin. A summer red wine, you can lightly chill and it and that will enhance your enjoyment. With an abv of 12.5% the grapes are organically grown. Available from quintessentialwines.ie

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