Posted in Adelaide Hills, Blog, Closure, Gruner Veltliner, Region, Screw Cap, White Wine Varieties, Wine Reviews by Wining Pom with 6 Comments
This is one of just a handful of domestic releases of the Gruner grape and the Adelaide Hills has made a good home for this native of Austria. The Hahndorf Hill version is affectionately known as GRU which is certainly a lot easier to say than Gruner Veltliner.
It’s imbued with melon, green herbs (sage in particular) citrus and white pepper, but there’s also mandarin skin and other muted fruits demanding attention.The palate is clean and crisp with a nice mineral length, it’s got a stellar combination of fruit and acid and it makes me want to order some Asian style scallops with ginger, shallots and chilli as I’m sure this would make a perfect pairing. Even without food it’s eminently drinkable and in time honoured traditions of Hahndorf Hill releases I’ve come up with another marketing slogan to help shift this new release: ”Gru Gru, get it into you!”
Region: Adelaide Hills