I had no idea what to expect since I’d never tasted a sparkling Grüner before. Young winemaker Eva Steininger makes eight different sparkling wines for her family’s winery, many of which are single varietal expressions (ie. Zwigelt, Riseling, and Burgunder). This is definitely a wine geek’s wine. Unexpected. Not your run-of-the-mill light aperitif. With a longer hang time, it’s an expression of ripe yellow fruits and complexity. Try it alongside a still Grüner to compare the grape in two different forms.