Speakeasy Grüner Veltliner Adelaide Hills 2018


The Adelaide Hills, from vineyards near Macclesfield in this case, continues to provide evidence as to why it is considered one of our very best regions for this variety. Fermentation was shared by stainless steel with introduced yeasts and barrels with wild examples. The wine then spent nine months on lees, with regular stirring to enhance complexity. An appealing green gold hue, the nose offers enticing notes of pears, dry herbs, florals and Asian spices, moving to more stonefruit and citrus notes on the palate. This is an elegant style of Grüner, seamless on the palate, with focus, intensity, fine acidity and a lingering finish. This excellent example of Grüner can be enjoyed at any stage over the next four or five years.