Grüner Veltliner grapes for this wine are from Berthold Salomon’s terraced ‘Wachtberg’ vineyard located on the hills above the township of Krems, alongside the majestic Danube river in
- AUS - Multi-regional
92 Points. A very attractive wine, made by Bert Salomon (no stranger to Australia); in federspiel style, leaving the mouth fresh; will age beautifully. James Halliday Wine Companion 2010 Jun-09
BEST IMPORT. 91 Points. "From Austrias Kremstal region, this has a lovely fresh, vibrant, faintly confectionery like aroma with a hint of musk, and boasts more intensity than most at its price level. Tight, refined, linear and long with excellent acidity. " Good Living - Sydney Morning Herald, Huon Hooke (Australia), 07 Apr 09
94 Points. "Cool me, smart packaging, cracker of a wine and look at the price. I need not say any more, but I will: you must not miss this wine. Made with the help of Bert Salomon himself, sourced from the steep terraced Wachtberg vineyard in Kremstal in Austria, it has cracked pepper, lemon zest, green apple and great texture and structure." Wine Business Monthly, Tyson Stelzer (Australia), February 2009
WINE OF THE MONTH. "This fine example of gruner veltliner is the first European wine produced by the Hesketh Wine Company…Gruner veltliner is a unique white variety which drinks beautifully in its youth but, like all great grape varieties, also possesses a potential to develop in bottle for an extended period of time with careful cellaring." Proctor (Australia), February 2009
92 Points. "A very attractive wine, made by Bert Salomon (no stranger to Australia); in federspiel style, leaving the mouth fresh; will age beautifully. " www.winecompanion.com.au, James Halliday (Australia), December 2008
92 Points. "Typical Gruner sort of smell and taste except perhaps a little richer than I’m used to. It has pear and apple, a bit of that peppery celery character, honey and a faint whiff of struck match. Lightly viscous in the mouth and spicy too with a round shape but attractive balanced acidity pulling it all together. It’s pretty much dry but has an attractive pear juicness and a good dry spicy finish. Liked this a lot and drank more of it than I really should." www.winefront.com.au, Gary Walsh (Australia), 21 Jan 09
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale straw with hints of orange and green.
Fresh green apple, pear, lime and classic Grüner Veltliner peppery spice.
Clean, crisp and fresh varietal flavours of peppermint, lime citrus with hints of blossom and green apple. Lovely acidity balanced with soft viscosity and a persistent finish.