Vintage 2011 has been long and challenging right across Australia – but Hahndorf Hill has been fortunate with the Gruner Veltliner harvest. A combination of strong, healthy vines and perhaps some natural resistance to Botrytis, culminated in a successful harvest on March 24th.
The juice has now been fully fermented and talented young winemaker Gemma West and I are more than delighted with the results.
We can report that there are wonderful crunchy pear and apple aromas together with lightly peppered, caramelised parsnip and a twist of slaty minerality. A truly complex and exciting wine!
This baby still has quite a while to go before being bottled and will be released in October this year.
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