Widely planted in Austria, rare in Australia, Gruner Veltliner was carefully selected for its suitability and renowned success in cool and elevated granite country. A lovely food wine, enjoy the gentle aromatics of stone fruit and citrus, textured palate and fresh spicy finish. Just 240 dozen bottled.
This is the second release of Gruner Veltliner from Granite Hills and follows up on their excellent maiden release in 2016. There are some stark similarities between the 2016 and 2017 releases with balance and elegance a consistent thread. The wine gives an aromatic nose of nectarine with musk and citrus blossom supported by background citrus notes. The palate provides a delicate tension between taut acidity and finely structured citrus fruits alongside new season nectarine. Jasmine like spice and a lovely textural grip frames the finish. – Patrick Eckel, Wine journalist