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.
Soft yellow in colour, this wine provides refreshing Lemon aromas infused with white
peaches and a delicate vanilla touch. A vibrant wine on the palate, bursting with lemon and white peaches with a delicate coating of vanilla and a tingly white pepper bite.
Download the Grüner Veltliner 2016 tasting notes (PDF, 2 MB)
The grapes for this wine were harvested from two small vineyards in Marlborough, one by hand and the other by machine. The machine harvested fruit was then whipped to the winery, lightly pressed and cold settled over 48 hours to remove any solids before fermention. The fermentation in tank was kept cool and long to retain the vibrant aromatics contrasting to the handpicked grapes which were pressed and went directly into old French oak for a hot, fast, wild ferment and malolactic fermentation.