Riesling, in its tall bottle, is often stocked with those horrors from the 1980s: Hock & Liebfraumilch. Riesling is delicious & aromatic in the same way that expensive teas are – and this one is bone dry. I’m a big fan of Austrian wine and regularly buy Gruner Veltliner (and occasionally Pinot Noirs, Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt – but as these are rarely available in the UK, I’ll review them elsewhere).
Tasting notes: Dry, delicate, aromatic. Pleasant nose. Some gentle tannin. Good wine.
Wine Colour – White
Price – £8
Where do I get it from? – Sainsbury
Current Vintage – 2016
Type of Closure – Screw Top
Bottle size – 750ml
Grape – 100% Riesling
Country – Austria
Points – 90
Food Pairings: A good aperitif wine. Could work with fragrant foods.