With reliability akin to the sun coming up tomorrow, we can count on a couple of things from lifestyle writers at the New Year – sparkling wine recommendations, year-end recaps and predictions for the coming year.
This is an excellent example of just how good a Grüner Veltliner can be. Light gold in color, with a nose of white pepper and faint aromas of apple and pear; the taste is rich, creamy and unctuous. Pineapple, apricot and pear flavors dominate, with some vanilla notes chiming in here and there.The finish is long and starts off as pineapple tapering off to a very pleasant caramelized sugar taste.
I guess when it comes to avoiding headaches, we can always rely on the old Henny Youngman gag: "Doctor, it hurts when I do this!" "...Then don't do it!" For now, though, all this medical research is giving me a headache. Time to pop open some wine.
Aromatically speaking, the wine brings out a whole range of delicious stuff, from graphite to blackberry and plum, herbal notes, candied orange peel and even some beautiful floral touches that come out as the wine opens up.