Hesketh Beautiful Stranger Gruener Veltliner 2008 (12x750mL) Austria

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$9.49 per Bottle
$113.94 per case
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Overview

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 Austria.

Region:
IMPORTED - Other Imported
State:
Imported
Country:
Austria

Expert Reviews

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 , "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 "

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

Colour

Pale straw with hints of orange and green.

Aroma

Fresh green apple, pear, lime and classic Grüner Veltliner peppery spice.

Palate

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.

Vintage
2008
Region
IMPORTED - Other Imported
Grape Style
Other White Varietals
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12%

Winery Profile

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"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken.

During a fleeting half century in the global wine community, the Hesketh family has always followed the path less travelled by. As a result their winemaking philosophy is somewhat different. They only produce wines from the most celebrated grape varieties, from only the most acclaimed regions for producing those varieties, wherever they may be, anywhere in the world.

One of an emerging breed of cutting edge global Négociants, Hesketh wines are hand made from carefully selected vineyards in the worlds best growing regions. These three wines are just the beginning of the story, with exciting new releases from further abroad to be added in the new year.

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