2014 Floriana Grüner Veltliner, Hungary


It has been a long while since we last wrote a post.  That does not necessarily equate to less tastings.  In fact, we have probably had many wines over the last few weeks, but chose to write notes for only a few.  This will be the first of a few we will post the next few days, as we catch up.  Blame it on the lazy summers.

And there is simply not much else to enjoy during these lazy summers than an enjoyable white.  Unfortunately, our latest selection from Hungary is a less than thrilling white.  The aromatizing white is light, but does not quite match in complexity when it comes to taste.  We may likely continue to keep this handy to bring to a party or to sip on a hot summer day (after all, we still have half of summer to go here in NYC).  It may also be a good base a white sangria, we may have to try that one of these days.

From the back of the bottle: “Style: Medium-Light.  Taste: Dry.  Notes: Fresh and lively with appetizing aromas of lemon and apple and just a touch of white pepper.  Food: Great with chicken, seafood and finger food.  Temp: 46°and 50°.  Origin: Hungary.

Rating: 2.0 corks
Price: $5.99
Designation:  Grüner Veltliner
Appellation:  Hungary
Winery: Floriana
Variety: Grüner Veltliner
Category: White
Alcohol: 12.0%
Bottle Size: 750mL


Sight – 3 / 5 corks

Straw-gold color of medium intensity, legs are very fast, almost to the point where they are no existent, very clear but slightly cloudy.


Smell – 2 / 5 corks

Lemons, apple, pears, fresh citrus, inviting scent.

Touch – 1.5 / 5 corks

Light-medium body, slightly acidic, a bit of a sparkle (hinting of prosecco), off-dry, nice balance, not complex.

Taste – 2 / 5 corks

Green apple, lemon, long finish.

Overall – 2 / 5 corks



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