SOLD OUT - 2013 GRÜNER VELTLINER - K1 VINEYARD

 
 

95 points - James Halliday

 

The Vineyard                                                                

K1 Vineyard is owned and farmed by Geoff Hardy.

Site location: Kuitpo - Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates: -35.226406,138.668736

Planted: 2009

Elevation: 300 to 320m

Soil: Bright clay with gravel, quartz, ironstone and sandstone.

Aspect: West facing

Harvest: 7th March 2013

Tonnes:  1.93T

 

The Winemaking

100% Adelaide Hills Grüner Veltliner.

Hand-picked and gently whole bunch pressed.

Fermented cool & slow in stainless steel to preserve the purity of the vineyard, followed by time on lees for mouthfeel.

Crafted with minimal additives and fining, all CRFT wines are vegan.

Bottled 1st August 2013 – 1,470 bottles

 

The Wine

This Austrian native is proving to be the superstar variety of the Adelaide Hills, and without doubt, has found its second home.

Similar in style to the Austrian classed “Federspiel” Grüner Veltliner.  Medium bodied with delicate fruit, peppery notes and a minerally backbone.

Delicate white pear and stone fruits together with warm fennel seed spice and white pepper, our Grüner has loads of interest.

The palate is all about purity of site, with textural layers, lingering acidity and spice.

Food... Grüner Veltliner loves Seafood & Asian cuisine. Pairing with cheese will really bring out the Grüner spice.

Drinking... Enjoy now or allow to mature to 2018.

Alcohol: 12.0% alc/vol

pH: 3.15

TA: 6.10 g/L

RS: 1.3 g/L (dry)

 

The Wine Reviewed

95 points - James Halliday

"Has the classic waft of white pepper and fresh pear on the bouquet; the palate has excellent mouthfeel, line, length and drive, all making this on a par with riesling if given time in the cellar, its aftertaste already long. 12% alc; screwcap. 95 points; drink to 2023."

 

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