Looks like the Monkeys got logbook faced and really pon farred the site last night, so here, with a bright bushy tail is what hay must have been drinking…
2010 Danube Remix Edna Valley Grüner Veltliner
No UPC on this one. Small production? Could be interesting.
First off I think I've had some Grüner Veltliner earlier in my life, but can find no record of it, so a few comments will be based on some admittedly fuzzy memories.
Screw top as you can see, no problem here with that at all, so I can't PnP but SnP'd, no, not Green Stamps, at a few degrees C above fridge temperature as supper was in preparation.
A clear pale straw yellow, lacking any hints of green that are sometimes found in less ripe GV's.
A few swirls and thin rapid forming tears appear; sniffs and I'm getting not citrus but stone fruits, nectarine, some spice, minimal if any alcohol, suggest this won't be a lightweight citrus fruit bomb, but may some heft and complexity of riper fruit.
Entry confirms this isn't a citrus bomb. Bright with acid, but thankfully not screaming grapefruit, the nectarine and some white peach are present, with a nice minerality, and spice, a bit of ginger or white pepper. Quite clean and refreshing; should do well with food.
Finish in clean and medium length, no detectable bitterness.
Minimal to no detectable wood makes me think this could have been fermented and aged in stainless, clearly no new barrels here.
I had recalled earlier GV as more akin to those green citrusy grapefruit SB's but I'm not getting that here. As it warms I get a very nice mouth feel, not viscous, but rounder, even suggestions of creaminess, but not at all cloying, and the fruit is still there. This seems to be a ripe fruit but high acid/low pH effort. Hope the winemaker can comment later on on this.
Supper was a non-ideal match, but there really wasn't much choice. Burgers and veggies.
This held up to the burgers, and even more to my surprise did very well with a bit of balsamic over broccoli and asparagus, the latter especially difficult to pair with.
This is clearly a food wine, and an enjoyable one for the warm to hot days we've been having here in SoCal.
Really hoping the winemaker will be around with this offer as he was with his earlier one. I'd like to know a bit more about this bottle. It seems like it hold and perhaps evolve for a few years.
Should be a good qpr in the $12~15 range.
 ..and I have more to hopefully find a better foodie match with today.
And welcome RemixWilli