Walter visited Austria some years ago (stimulated by meeting many of my producers when they all toured around the States together) and brought back GV clippings from Willi Bründlmayer. He claims there was a time Grüner Veltliner was traditional in Rheinhessen, after which it was supplanted by Silvaner. He's planted it in a warm parcel on limestony clay, and `08 is the sixth crop.
O.K., now it’s starting to make sense, and you drink this wine as much more than a plausible curio. In fact it is actively delicious and a huge leap ahead of any previous vintage; juiciness and snap and true varietality; almost stern in the Urgestein direction, ore-like and almost a Chablis broth and hay note, with scintillating vitality. You can NOT stop at one glass!
SOS: 0 (now-6 years)