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.
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.
Klaus has aged his wines for 10 years and has made a limited number of older vintages available for purchase, use the drop down menu and choose from the 2009 and 2011 vintages. You'll find them very different from the latest vintage, more complex, developed with even petrol aromas and an oily consistency.
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.