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Wine of the Weekend

Winzer Krems ‘13’ Grüner Veltliner

Picture summer in Austria: dramatic mountains, hillsides of green Alpine forest, shimmering lakes… just think of the opening of “The Sound of Music”. Now walk the streets of Salzburg, Vienna or Krems, hearing Mozart drift through the air and smelling the cuisine being set out on the terraces of local restaurants. All the locals seem to be ordering the same white wine to go with their plates: Winzer Krems ‘13’ Grüner Veltliner.

Tasting Notes: Winzer Krems ‘13’ is 100% Grüner Veltliner, a signature Austrian grape showing lemon-lime citrus, green apple, white peach, mineral notes and a spicy white pepper finish. All these elements make it an amazing food wine.

Enjoy With: Austrian specialties like schnitzel and Vienna sausage, smoked fish, and salads. The high acidity and crisp flavours make it a great match for other fried foods as well, like chicken or fish.

Style: A bone-dry, refreshing, mineral-driven white wine.

Terroir/Region: Winzer Krems is located in the town of Krems in Niederösterreich, a place renowned for its Grüner Veltliner. Their Grüner is grown on glacial deposits of soil along the Danube River near the baroque monastery of Göttweig, a monument to the over 2000 year history of vine growing and winemaking in Krems.

Producer: Winzer Krems lies at the gateway to the historic region of Wachau, a World Heritage cultural site. The estate consists of 962 winegrowers with properties covering nearly 100 hectares, and nearly the entire harvest is done by hand! Each harvest is sorted by location, quality and grape type in order for the winery to produce small volumes from specific sites or higher volumes of top-quality regional blends.

AvailabilityWinzer Krems ‘13’ Grüner Veltliner is available in the Vintages section of your local LCBO and online. It’s ready to transport you to Austria as soon as it’s chilled.

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Price: $15.95

LCBO #: 375022

Size: 750 mL

Alcohol Content: 12.0% alc./vol.