The name’s a bit of a mouthful so we just call it Gru Vee. Roll it round in your mouth - it’s an apt name.
The best way to describe Grüner Veltliner is that it’s a cool climate wine somewhere between an aromatic white and a chardonnay. One of the reasons that we’re making it is to stretch our wings, to see if there is life after Sauvignon Blanc. The initial results suggest that there might be.
Pale yellow in colour, this delicious wine has a delicately perfumed nose, showing green apple, white fleshed nectarine and floral notes with a hint of spice. This soft elegant wine is beautifully balanced on the palate, where the stonefruit aromas carry through with flavours of white fleshed nectarine and a hint of white pepper on the finish.
Download the Grüner Veltliner 2015 tasting notes (PDF, 695 KB)
Marlborough, then whipped in to the winery, lightly pressed and cold settled over 48 hours to remove any solids before fermenting with selected yeast strains. The fermentation was kept cool and long to retain the vibrant aromatics. Afterwards I have gently clarified, stabilised and bottled the wine with a screw cap closure to retain freshness. I hope you enjoy this year’s Grüner Veltliner, I sure do..... As always it is best when enjoyed with great food & good friends!