GRAF JOSEF Grüner Veltliner

Media commentary to 26th February 2014


 Sunday World 23rd February 2014 – Jean Smullen

This lovely white wine from Austria made from an Austrian grape called Grüner Veltliner (or GV to those in the know)…… has lovely grapefruit flavours and a nice crisp acidity.  Great to drink on its own or with white meat dishes, fish, or any salads


Irish Mail on Sunday 26.2.2012, Matthew Nugent’s Wine of the Week

Austria’s great white. Good examples, like this reasonably priced bottle, have balanced acidity with green apple and citrus flavours and hints of white pepper on the palate. Think delicate fish and white-meat dishes.


Irish Times 3rd December 2010 – One of John Wilson’s Wines of the Year 2010

New to this country, a very tasty Grüner Veltliner with vibrant fresh fruits, a touch of ginger spice and a crisp dry finish. A great all-rounder to sip solo, or with fish, chicken and pork dishes. -


Irish Mail on Sunday 2nd January 2011 – One of Matthew Nugent’s Wines of the Year 2010

Groovy Grüner Veltliner is Austria’s great white variety. A great-value wine, allowing you to enjoy lively citrus fruit flavours and great acidity at a knockdown price.


Prudence Magazine January - February  2011– “raise a glass to 2011” by Jean Smullen

The wine is named in honour of Josef Graf Radetzky von Radetz, born  in 1766. Native to Austra, the Grüner is the most widely planted grape and known for producing crisp and fresh wines that have notes of pepper, spices and grapefruit.


Newstalk FM – Recommended in the “Movies & Booze” slot on the Sean Moncrieff show 8.10.2010

“It’s lovely” – Sean Moncrieff


Irish Mail on Sunday 22.08.2010, Matthew Nugent’s Wine of the Week

At last, a good Grüner for under €15. All the traditional characteristics of this wonderful Austrian grape are in this bottle — white pepper, hints of spice, citrus and apple flavours. Perfect as an apéritif or with grilled river trout and salad.