An absolute peach of wine today, the Danaris 2014, a Gruner Veltliner from Austria. German (and Austrian) wines have long had a pretty rubbish reputation but I think the tide is turning and there is now a growing popularity for them, in particular for Reisling’s. There are some other pretty good types though, including a Gruner Veltliner.
The Danaris comes with a nicely stylish label as the picture shows. The smell of the wine is very light and sweet, not at all overpowering. Tasting it without food was rather pleasant – with a tangy taste, as well as a distinctive flavour of granny smith apples. It was definitely a palate cleanser.
We then paired the wine with a homemade chicken korma and the wine was even better. It cut through the spiciness of the curry, as you’d expect from a Germany wine, and the curry actually made the wine sweeter, but in a very pleasant way.
I would definitely buy a Danaris again to pair alongside a spicy dish.