|Summertime is Grüner time. Grüner Veltliner is light and refreshing, with delicate, thirst-quenching flavors that complement everything from culinary basics to gourmet creations. Weingut Hofer has been a favorite of mine for many years now. The vineyards are certified organic, and the wines are cleanly made without winemaking tricks or manipulation. I found the 2012 tank- fermented M. Hofer Grüner Veltliner to be absolutely charming... bone- dry, precise and vibrant with appetizing peppery-herbal aromas, perfectly balanced acidity, and a textbook stony, mineral finish that leaves the palate revived and refreshed. This is the perfect go-to white for all things summery, especially picnics and outdoor dining. And it comes in a one-liter, crown cap bottle for extra crowd-pleasing enjoyment.
~ Bart, 67 Wine Buyer, 08/15/2013