The Hahndorf Hill ‘GRU’ Gruner Veltliner 2011 is about to be released. Starting from Tuesday, 4th October, those of you who have registered your interest will receive a priority option to purchase the latest vintage of this exciting, new-wave variety, which we have helped pioneer in Australia.
This is the second vintage of HHW Gruner Veltliner and it has all the mineral and textural charm of the previous vintage that resulted in considerable critical acclaim for this wine. Fresh on the nose with enticing aromatics of nashi pear, citrus and spice, it is fine and taut on the palate with citrus, papaya, hints of parsnip and an intriguing spicy, textural tingle on the back palate.
It’s particularly pleasing to see how the Hills’ unique terroir of schist soils and cool nights has been reflected in this wine’s freshness, minerality and textural components.
This wine is perfectly paired to a range of ‘difficult to match’ foods which include root vegetables, salad leaves, tomatoes and spicy Asian cuisine. My favourite pairings so far include a parsnip and chestnut soup, raw tomato, tuna sashimi and a pan-grilled pork fillet with citrus, ginger and fresh rocket.
Other exciting events lined up in October to celebrate the launch of ‘GRU’ 2011 include …
Live, online tasting of ‘GRU’ 2011 in the Adelaide Hills ‘Wine Room’
When: 7pm – 8pm (Adelaide time), Wednesday October 19, 2011
Where: The Wine Room at www.adelaidehillswine.com.au
What: This is an online, live, streamed tasting of Gruner Veltliner which you can enjoy and participate in, via your laptop or home computer. It’s a fun, new way to taste wine!
Marc and I will talk about Gruner the grape in the Adelaide Hills, our 2011 vintage and our experience of this new-wave variety. Join in the online conversation and provide your own feedback on the Hahndorf Hill GRU 2011 or on any other Gruner of your choice.
How: If you wish to participate, simply register (it’s free) for The Wine Room at: www.adelaidehillswine.com.au
Launch of ‘GRU’ 2011 at the ‘Spring Whites & Earthly Delights’ festival
When: 3pm – 4pm, on Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30.
Where: ‘The ViewTube’, Hahndorf Hill cellar door, 38 Pains Road, Hahndorf
What: This is the official launch of our new GRU! Come up to our cellar door and experience the food-friendly flavours of Gruner Veltliner, the coolest new grape in the Adelaide Hills. Hear all about Gruner as a varietal and enjoy a glass of our latest Gruner vintage – the GRU 2011 – accompanied by a delightful tasting plate.
Cost: $20 per person. Seats are limited, so booking is essential. Tel: 8388 7512.
For further information about this exciting new variety, please go to http://bit.ly/ilfxBa