Looking for a fresh wine to quench your thirst in the mid-summer heat? Look no further than the new release from Snowbirds, their 2016 Grüner Veltliner. This wine comes directly from the volcanic area of Columbia Valley in Washington State, and is rumored to be the replacement wine for a worldwide favorite – Sauvignon Blanc.
This type of wine is not something produced every day in the winemaking sphere, and is something unique for this U.S. brand. Grüner Veltliner is a type of wine notably produced in Austria and Slovakia utilizing white grapes with a palate centered in citrus and herbacious flavors.
With a straw-tinted hue in the glass, and reflections of platinum on the rim, the Snowbirds 2016 Grüner Veltliner has the right curb appeal to assuage any white wine enthusiast. Following visual appeal with elements of aroma, this bottle touts notes of celery, lemon curd, starfruit, and pineapple peel, bringing forth an earthy and vibrantly fruit note to the senses.
The flavors of this wine are paired nicely with the scent, highlighting a zesty citrus palate with high minerality and crisp acidity. One should serve this wine with savory and spicy recipes, for example a spciy seafood dish would be perfect for a soiree with neighbors and friends.
This wine and others from the Snowbird Vintners brand are available at Whole Foods, and can be found in select states across the United States. Can’t find it in stores? Purchase a bottle online here, and follow their social media for updates on where to find them next!