2012 Leth Gruner Veltliner

2012 Leth Gruner Veltliner (Gerald Hoermann, Handout photo / March 9, 2012)

2012 Leth Gruner Veltliner

From: Wagram, Austria

Price: $19

Serve with: Roasted poultry, salmon with cream sauce

This is an especially rich, creamy version of this classic Austrian white wine variety. It's basically dry but with a hint of sweetness. Its lush texture is reminiscent of a top-flight Alsace pinot gris, but at a more affordable price. This wine is bursting with flavors of honey, peach, pears, orange, lime and mulling spices. It's a very impressive wine from a producer I haven't seen before. Imported by Domaine Select Wine Estates.

Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun