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2016 GrĂ¼ner Veltliner

Tasting Notes

VINTAGE

2016

REGION

Clare Valley

SUB REGION

Watervale

GRAPE VARIETY

Gruner Veltliner

VINEYARD

This vineyard was planted in September 2014 by Neil and Heather Grace. It is the first planting of this Austrian variety in the Clare Valley. This "dry-grown" vineyard is hand-pruned and hand-picked and relies only on the natural rainfall. The limestone is able to retain moisture and assist the vine throughout periods of warm weather, almost drought-proofing in the summer months. Viticultural practices include vertical shoot positioning which not only encourages even ripening but provides important shade to prevent the impact of sunburn on the resultant wine.

VINIFICATION

Fruit is harvested in the cool of the night. All batches are kept separately in stainless steel tanks. The fruit is de-stemmed and crushed then gently pressed, resulting in a fine free-run cut and a pressings component. These are handled separately. The free-run juice is chilled to preserve the vineyard expression and purity of fruit. Once the juice has settled, it is racked off solids and seeded with yeast. A cool, temperature controlled fermentation is carried out over 10-14 days. The wine is chilled to 5°C and filtered prior to bottling.


TECHNICAL DETAILS

pH 3.10 TA 6.8 g/L ALC 11.5%

WINEMAKERS

Nick Walker, David O'Leary

COLOUR

Delicate straw with green hues.

BOUQUET

Fresh pear, stone fruit and hints of fennel and lime. 

PALATE

Crunchy pear follows through from the nose. Subtle spice, textural, fine and pure.

FOOD MATCH

Asparagus, artichoke and smoked ham quiche served with leafy greens or a Thai green chicken curry.

CELLARING POTENTIAL

Drink now or within the next 5 years.

WINEMAKERS NOTES

Planted in 2014 this vineyard is the first planting of this Austrian variety in the Clare Valley. Minimal winemaker impact. Pure, vineyard defined wine. 


 

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