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Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy Gruner Veltliner

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Gruner Veltliner has found a home in Australia, especially in the Canberra District and Adelaide Hills. This one from Geoff Hardy is a dry, spicy number that shows lots of citrus and tropicals on the nose mingling with some jasmine florals and white pepper. The palate is quite rich for Gruner, with tropical and lemony flavours, bright acidity, a velvety mouthfeel, and a fresh, dry, lip-smacking finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Planted in the ancient soils of the K1 vineyard, Gruner Veltliner has found a new home in the cool southern Adelaide Hills where it produces exceptional white wines that capture both the old-world essence of Austria and the modern vibrancy and clarity of Australia.

During the 2013 vintage, the Hand Crafted fruit was picked two weeks later than its K1 counterpart and the extra time on the vine allowed further flavour development and lowering of natural acids, which both contributed to the wine's increased weight and structure. In cooler vintages, the difference between when the fruit is picked for the two distinct styles might be as much as three to five weeks.

The nose exhibits aromas of lychee, rock melon and fuji apple, which continue on the palate with additional tropical and mineral notes. Balanced acid adds to the full-bodied and creamy mouthfeel.

Serve with poached chicken with a black bean and coriander dressing.

Alcohol: 13%

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Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy Gruner Veltliner

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Mike Bennie (2013 Vintage) says
Lot of activity going on in the Adelaide Hills with gruner, and Geoff Hardy seems to be one of the leading proponents. This is a very tight, tangy version with slick texture and a clip of lemony acidity and stacks of floral things going on. Revitalising style. 

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