2015 Gruner Veltliner "Klassick" (Nastl, Weingut)
Weingut Nastl, Gruner Veltliner "Klassick", Kamptal, Austria 2015100% Gruner Veltliner CRYSTALLINE MINERALITY, RICH YET RESTRAINED, TRADEMARK WHITE PEPPER We adore the enchantingly unique qualities of Austria's Grüner Veltliner, and it's even easier to worship when it comes as a screaming value like this offering from Nastl out of Langenlois in Niederösterreich (lower Austria). The Nastl winery has been family-run since 1656, and all five members of the Nastl family are directly involved in the business, whether in the vineyards or in their "Heurigen," a classic example of an Austrian wine restaurant which serves homemade wine with homemade dishes. This wine is strikingly refreshing with fierce minerality and the hallmark Grüner tingle of white pepper on the finish. Serving Suggestion: A spread of crostini from Toast in downtown Durham: chicken liver, pancetta, & pickled fennel: warm goat cheese, local honey, & black pepper; garlicky mushrooms, thyme, & gorgonzola.