Summer Superstars

Wine styles come and go. Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Prosecco have both enjoyed A-List idolatry, but I’m backing a lesser-known grape from Austria to star this summer. Grüner Veltliner (you say it Grooner Velt-leaner) offers pristine refreshment, great value and plenty of decent own-label options in supermarkets. And if you splash the cash with an independent merchant, your pounds will take you to paradise.


Classics Grüner Veltliner 2019 (12%), M&S £8.50. Great value for a crisp kitchen table white that ticks every box.

Definition Grüner Veltliner 2020 (12.50%), Majestic £8.99. From a range that hits the highlights, this youthful Grüner is a dazzler.

Rainer Wess Grüner Veltliner 2020 (12.5%), £9.95, Piercing as a peach at the speed of sound and terrific value.

Grüner Veltliner 2019 Hochterrassen Salomon Undhof (12%), £13.95, Stylish with uplifting refreshment and soaring zing.


The Best Grüner Veltliner 2019 (12.5%), Morrisons £8.25. A surging citrus carnival bringing freshness, exuberance and good-time sunshine.

This article was originally published in YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 25th April 2021

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