Somló vineyards, north-western Hungary

Gruner Veltliner has been bubbling under the radar now for the best part of a decade, without ever really gaining the recognition and commercial success it’s been tipped for. This classic Austrian white is dry and lean with enticing herbal aromas and a slight peppery character.

Across the border it’s Hungarian equivalent is probably found in the dry Furmint wines of Tokaji.

Both are well worth checking out if you’re looking to move on from Sancerre.

Patricius Tokaji, Hungary Furmint £13.00
Lois Kamptal, Austria Grüner Veltliner £10.00
Meinklang Burgenland, Austria Pinot Noirr £15.00