Grüner Veltliner is Austria's indigenous white grape variety where it has been cultivated since the Roman age. It makes a delicious dry, aromatic style of white wine with thought-provoking spice and complexity. This wine is made in collaboration with friend Berthold Salomon, who's family have been making wines in Kremstal since 1792.
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“The Hesketh family, which has worked in many areas of the wine industry, normally focuses on South Australian wines. In this instance, it teamed with Bertold Salomon, of Austria's famous Salomon Undhof winery, to source a wine made of grapes from the Krems area. It's fairly light yellow in hue with a classic gruner bouquet of peppery herbal aromas, and a distinct note of fresh rocket. It's intense and varietal, clean and full of character, especially when compared with some Australian versions. Seamless texture, good length and harmony. A textbook gruner. Drink now to three years.” Rating 94 - Huon Hooke Sydney Morning Herald (20/MAR/2012)
“The Austrian grape variety Grüner Veltliner is becoming increasingly popular in Australia with producers including Lark Hill, Hahndorf Hill and Stoney Rise all making excellent examples. This wine however, is the real deal; a collaboration between Austrian winemaker Bert Salomon, whose family have been making wine in Kremstal since 1792, and Australian Jonathon Hesketh, a negociant who has an impressive range. I really enjoyed the spicy poached pear notes of this wine - and the delightful bright acidity. This new release is aromatic, dry, food-friendly and a great choice for summer drinking. It's also surprisingly affordable. ”
Winsor Dobbin, Wine of the Week (31/DEC/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Complex aromatics with fresh stone fruits, fig, lime, dried herbs and classic cinnamon spice.
Lovely, fresh and crisp acidity balanced perfectly with a soft, viscous palate texture. Fresh citrus fruits with some spice followed by a persistent finish with breadth of flavour and complexity.
Thai Choo Chee Prawns
Beyond 2018 with appropriate cellaring.