Precious Little Gruner Veltliner 2020


From the Macclesfield sub-region in the Adelaide Hills, which seems to be ground zero for this variety in Australia, even if it is a long way from its traditional Austrian home. This is a very fine example for anyone keen to explore this grape and to see what it can offer. The vineyard actually sits between the villages of Lobethal and Charleston. The grapes are hand-harvested and then whole bunch pressed. A small amount is fermented in oak, the intention being to add complexity. 

Yellow gold, the nose offers an array of characters – pears, stonefruits, a hint of grapefruit pith, nuts and minerals. There is bright acidity running the length. The palate is seamless and the pear notes emerge even more. Good concentration, impressive length and I love the texture.