2021 K1 Gruner Veltiner
Story: 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.
Vintage: 2021 will be one for the record books in more than one way but as far as vineyards across South Australia are concerned it was near perfect. Higher than average rainfall over winter allowed vines to produce good canopy and the cool – dry summer gave us beautiful even ripening conditions. This slow ripening allows great flavour development and retention of natural acidity.
Nose: Aromas of exotic Nashi pear and spices lift from the glass with hints of apple blossom, citrus rind and celery.
Palate: The palate is led by a crisp acid line with notes of green apple, Nashi pear, lemongrass and kaffir lime followed by a long and elegant mineral finish with a touch of French oak (20%) adding complexity and texture.
Pairing: This wine pairs particularly well with Thai Beef salads loaded with bean shoots, corriander, mint and sweet chilli dressing.
Cellaring: Drink now or to 2025
Winemaker: Shane Harris