I wouldn't expect anything less than excellence from Weingut Bründlmayer, and 2019 is a great vintage for Austrian wine, but even knowing that I was bowled over by this dry white Grüner Veltliner produced for Adnams.
Aromatic, intense, finely etched and perfectly balanced, it greets you with orchard fruit and elegant spritz, then takes you on a tour of vivacious lime, juicy peach, mouthwatering minerals and a dash of spice.
I can't imagine any wine lover not falling for it, but not everyone will try it. Germanic-sounding wines still carry baggage in the UK, which is all the more unjustified in the case of Grüner because it's the quintessential Austrian grape variety and has almost no presence in Germany.
Adnams Grüner makes a delicious aperitif but is also food-friendly. Try it with fritto misto, seafood or vegetable tempura, asparagus, risi e bisi, tartiflette, vitello tonnato or Weiner schnitzel. 12.5%. Empty bottle weight: 427g
Adnams Grüner Veltliner 2019, Kamptal, Niederösterreich, Austria
£16.99, Adnams online and in shops