Saturday, October 17, 2009

Huber Gruner Veltliner Hugo 2008

This past week while the boys were off school, we took a short trip to VT to my brother's ski / vacation  house in VT to enjoy the fall foliage and to hike.  On the way, we stopped at the Grafton Cheese Shoppe (Barn) in Brattleboro to pick up some cheese and wines.  The first night we had a bottle of the Huber Gruner Veltliner from Austria.  We have enjoyed other Gruners in the past and we were not disappointed in the Huber.  This light yellow colored wine had a wonderful citrus nose along with some apples and peaches.  The lemon and limes were dominant on the palate along with some grassiness.  It concluded with some acidic grapefruit on the back end.  For $10, this is a good buy.

The Grafton Cheese Shoppe was started in Grafton Village, VT in 1892 but have since opened the Brattlboro production and retail store.  Here, you can watch them make the cheddar cheeses along with sampling about 10 of the 80 cheeses they sell.  They have about 100 different wines for sale that can be paired with the cheese and other specialty foods.  You can also visit the farm animals at the barn.  We were greeted by a peacock when we got out of the car.

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