Wine for the weekend - Grüner Veltliner

Sounding not unlike a prog rock band that’s never quite managed the leap from MySpace obscurity to advertising jingle, Grüner Veltliner is a little known grape grown in Austria, the Czech Republic, and, to a lesser extent, Hungary. If you’re looking for a reliable introduction, try the Felsner Grüner Veltliner Moosburgerin 2007 Kremstal, an unfussy, dry white with hints of almond and pear, that goes perfectly with cheese, wildfowl, and asparagus - but is just as enjoyable on its own. Al fresco diners and park drinkers will appreciate the inclusion of a screw cap. £8.50 at Waitrose

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