Yealands Estate Single Vineyard
Gruner Veltliner, 2011
New Zealand White
Awatere Valley, Marlborough 75cl
Yealands first release of Gruner Veltliner, a grape that seems all the rage in Marlborough at present. This is better than most i have tasted. Stone fruits with hints of musky spice and honeysuckle on the nose. It's got good extract and weight, again stone fruits with spice, good acidity and even a hint of white pepper-it's reasonably varietal and for sure a good drink. Good to taste a NZ example that shows some of the weight that good Gruner can have.
Published: 21 February 2012
, Author: Noel