Geoff Hardy grows our K1 Vineyard Grüner Veltliner from his beautiful property at Kuitpo, Adelaide Hills.
Site location: Kuitpo - Adelaide Hills
Map coordinates: -35.226406,138.668736
Planted: 2008 (grafted)
Elevation: 300 to 320m
Aspect: North West facing
Row orientation: East-West
Harvest: 18th March 2018
Tonnes: 1.5 T
Soil: Rocky, flinty ground with ironstone and sandstone, and orange clay loam.
Hand-made by Candice & Frewin at their small winery in Carey Gully.
100% Adelaide Hills Grüner Veltliner, hand-picked in the cool morning.
Short period of skin-contact followed by wild fermentation on full solids. Fermented in stainless steel and unoaked.
Some light lees stirring prior to settling in tank.
Unfined, unfiltered, vegan. Some light lees present.
Bottled July 2018, 92 dozen produced.
Fresh green apple with the lift of spring flowers and zingy citrus notes of lemon and lime-leaf. The palate is tight with grapefruit flavours and peppery tannins, but swept with a mouth-coating textural richness. Lingers with white peach and fennel seed spice.
Drinking: Ready to drink on release, cellar for up to 10 years. Possibly longer.
Alcohol: 13.5 % alc/vol
Sugar/GF: Dry / GF <0.1g/L
Release: October 26th 2018