June Rodil’s list plays to the curious and adventuresome side of Austin’s dining community by offering by-the-glass wines made with unheard-of grapes and introducing the art of drinking from a porrón. Here, Rodil’s top picks.
VALUE WINE SHE’S MOST PROUD OF ON HER LIST
2011 Királyudvar Furmint Sec ($12 by the glass, $48 by the bottle)
This sells so well and I’m super stoked that my staff loves it, too. It’s a dry Furmint and I put it on the list because I was really wanted to do something by the glass that’s a little bit weightier and has lot of character. There’s this almost salt-like taste and intense minerality on the mid-palate that kind of weighs on you. It goes awesome with Paul Qui’s food because it has such intensity, but it’s still delicate enough for a white wine. Almost all of his food calls for a white wine because there’s a touch of delicacy with it because the proteins are lighter. And then there’s like a huge punch in your face of flavor. I wanted a white wine that was like that as well.