“I thought you were writing about wine,” Jeff says. “Is that one of those new dog breeds?” No, husband, it’s another grape for the Wine Century Club! And I loved this one, although I don’t think I could have picked it out of a crowd of acidic, light-bodied, pale-yellow compatriots. Delicious it was, though — citric, sharp and perfect with the Noble Pig Coconut Milk-Lemongrass Shrimp we had for dinner.
I find great information on obscure and rare grapes and wines on Rob Tebeau’s website Fringe Wines. The wine he mentions on this blog post is the 2009 vintage of the one I tasted. This one is 2010 Weingut Ecker-Eckhof Roter Veltliner Klassisch — an Austrian beauty and a grape worth trying if you get the chance.
Purchased for about $16 in the summer of 2014
Varietal(s): Roter veltliner
Vinehound rating 89