Klaus Lentsch's Eichberg Grüner Veltliner was the very first Quaranvino Dinner Date wine and really stole the show. It is such an elegant, well-balanced Grüner Veltliner which was very different in style to some of the Gruner Veltliners that we know from Austria and with so much structure. Klaus has aged his wines for 10 years and says they're still going strong, becoming more complex and developed in the bottle. This is one to keep in the cellar - if you can resist....
With high acidity and oomph this is a great food wine, and extremely versatile. Try it with something spicy, it'll bring out the saffron and peppery notes. Grilled fish or stewed pork with apricots were some of the favourite food-pairings our Quaranvino diners recommend.
Something about the wine..
Taste: Spicy, fruity, fresh, mineral
Aromas: White pepper, saffron, pineapple
Colour: Light straw yellow with greenish reflections
Pairs well with: fish, seafood, medium mature cheeses, asian foods with a bit of spice
Wine type: White wine
Grape variety: 100% Grüner Veltliner
Best served at: 7 to 13°C
Alcohol content: 13.5%.
Closure: Full body cork
capacity: 750ml, some magnums also available.
Allergens: Contains sulfites
Country of origin: Italy
Region: South Tyrol, also known as Alto Adige.