Hans Herzog Gruner Veltliner 2015

$59.90 inc. GST

95/100 – Bob Campbell MW
94/100 – Wine Enthusiast (2014 vintage)

“Possibly the most concentrated grüner veltliner I’ve tasted and also one of the most complex. Fermented in 500-litre puncheons and aged on the lees for 15 months. A rich, mouth-filling wine with toast, brioche, honey, white pepper and citrus flavours. Impressive.” – Bob Campbell MW

Tasting Note:This rich but dry ‘GV’ is reminiscent of the iconic “Smaragd” (English: Emerald), the highest classification from the native Wachau. A haunting wine, complex and concentrated with an amazingly fresh vibrancy. Flavours of rock melon and quince are complemented by honeyed aromas and spicy undertones. Hints of fresh ginger and a finely balanced mineral backbone make it a contender for ageing.

Winemaking Notes: Such purity in the fruit allowed for an extended cold maceration to extract the wonderful flavours. After gentle pressing the must was transferred into 500 lt French oak puncheons where the wild yeast fermentation naturally started. The wine was then left on the lees with regular stirring to provide silkiness, complexity and depth and had time to mature over 15 months before we bottled this nectar. This wine is not cold stabilized and is unfined with only light filtration to retain the beautiful aromas with a low sulphur addition. Natural sediments may show but do not impact on the high quality of this natural wine.” – Hans Herzog

Certification: Organic

Alcohol: 13.5%

Variety: Grüner Veltliner

Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

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