Grüner veltliner is an Austrian variety presently taking the fine wine drinking world by storm. Some of grüner veltliner's classic attributes are; an ability to produce a diverse range of styles, from lean to bold; as well as its distinctive peppery tones. Hahndorf Hill's Marc Dobson and Larry Jacobs have acted quickly on this emerging trend, by being among first in Australia to release this increasingly popular style.
The first thing you'll notice about HHW's inaugural Gru is its clarity of colour, which foretells an equally clean fragrance of white pears and apple juice with an uplifting whiff of white flower. Fittingly, its medium-bodied palate is all about purity, mineral drive and refreshingly soft acidity; as these key components highlight, lengthen and refresh its gris-like crunchy apple and nashi pear flavours to generate a relatively uncomplicated white that's balanced to perfection. The most pleasing factor here is the consummate ease at which it flows down the palate, so don't expect to stop at just one glass (or bottle even!).
ü Hahndorf Hill's first grüner is a spotlessly clean effort made beautifully from young vine material. It's a real crowd pleaser; a summertime light lunch special. Drink to 2012.