680 NEWS Wine Reviews: February 16–18, 2018

Rabl Kittmansberg Grüner Veltliner 2016
Austria’s signature grape Grüner Veltliner produces a wonderfully versatile white wine. In its dry form, it has a nose of green peach and lemon with a note of white pepper and a thread of minerality. Currently at Vintages outlets is Rabl Kittmansberg Grüner Veltliner 2016. Straw-coloured with a hint of lime, this medium-bodied, dry wine finishes on a note of green apples. It costs $16.95 a bottle and it’s perfect for fish dishes. That’s Rabl Kittmansberg Grüner Veltiner 2016 from Austria at Vintages. For Post City magazines, I’m Tony Aspler, 680 NEWS. ($16.95, Vintages #346007) (90)

Snapper Rock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016
When it comes to white wines New Zealand is not only Sauvignon Blanc. Here’s a Pinot Gris from Marlborough that’s worth picking up: Snapper Rock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016. Light straw in colour, it offers a peach pit nose with lemon and mineral notes. Medium-bodied and dry, imagine a dish of sliced peaches and apples – that’s the flavour you experience. The wine has a lovely texture and an engaging bitter almond note on the finish. It costs $16.95 at Vintages outlets. That’s Snapper Rock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016 from New Zealand. For Post City magazines, I’m Tony Aspler, 680 NEWS. ($16.95, Vintages #536185) (89)

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