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Pratsch Grüner Veltliner 2011

by Nannette Eaton on June 13, 2012

“A classic is classic not because it conforms to certain structural rules, or fits certain definitions (of which its author had quite probably never heard). It is classic because of a certain eternal and irrepressible freshness.” — Edith Wharton

Fresh is the word when describing the Pratsch Grüner Veltliner. It’s fresh, bright and lively with subtle flavors of cantaloupe, lemon and pear with a strong acid profile. If you want to branch out from your pinot grigio and sauvignon blanc rut, grab a bottle of grüner veltliner. It’s an uncomplicated, easy-drinking summer sipper. The Pratsch Grüner Veltliner will pair well with light summer foods; our suggestion is the awesome Strawberry Bruschetta recipe from My Burning Kitchen, the perfect pairing in the Wine Harlots opinion.

What to listen to while you’re quaffing grüner veltliner and devouring bruschetta? Wine Harlots say the music match is “Mr. Brightside” from The Killers from the album Hot Fuss.

The details: 12.5% alcohol. Screw-cap closure. Appellation: Austria. Varietal: grüner veltliner. Made with organic grapes. Retail price: $14 USD, and is exclusively at Whole Foods. This wine was a sample provided by Whole Foods Market to highlight their Top Ten Wines of Summer campaign.

Strawberry Bruschetta photo credit: Darlene Horn of MyBurningKitchen.com ©2012
Pratsch Grüner Veltliner photo credit: EatonAlive ©2012