Artis Wines Single Vineyard Grüner Veltliner 2020


Outside of Austria itself, the evidence is mounting that the ideal place for this full, crisp, richly flavoured variety might just be the Adelaide Hills. Planted on an elevated site, a single vineyard, the grapes are picked early morning to preserve freshness. Four hours skin contact in the press, cold settled for four days, then fermentation in older oak barrels with wild yeasts. On lees for three months and bottled without fining.

A bright yellow, this offers a mineral and pear aroma with integrated smoky notes. A nice mix of ripe notes, spices and dry herbs. This is bright and fresh, offering lovely exuberant flavours and excellent length. An appealing texture, this is a cracking local Grüner. Delicious now but it has time.

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