Hahndorf Hill Grüner Veltliner 2012

Hahndorf Hill produced their first vintage of grüner veltliner in 2010, and I am inclined to the view, at least based on this 2012 vintage, that it is quite a close replica of the Austrian dry table wine expressions of the grape.

In the glass, the wine is bright, lemon in colour and with a pale intensity.  Its aroma is clean, with restrained notes of lemon citrus, herbs, spices and a stoney, minerally character.  The palate is dry with quite firm and racy acidity, medium body, a youthful petillance, and is a quite stern and taught expression of lemon citrus and spices with a minerally edge, and medium length.

This is certainly a racy, refreshing and very authentic style of grüner veltliner and shows the considerable promise of this variety in the cool climes of the Adelaide Hills.  Good to Very Good

Abv: 12.5%
Price: $28
Source: sample
Vendors: http://www.hahndorfhillwinery.com.au
Website: http://www.hahndorfhillwinery.com.au
Tasted: September 2012
Adelaide Hills
September 19, 2012

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