Blank Canvas Marlborough Gruner Veltliner 2013

Gruner Veltliner from New Zealand – Marlborough
Review Date - 14-Nov-2018

18.5+/20

Bright, light golden-hued straw-yellow colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. The bouquet is rich and concentrated with packed and layered aromatics showing exotic stonefruits with fresh herbs, nutty notes and some smoky oak. This exhibits secondary complexity and plenty of detail. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has a fulsome presence, with concentrated layers of savoury stonefruits, dark herbs, toast and nutty oak flavours. The flavours form a solid and rounded core with very fine textures and a fine line, with the acidity providing cut and drive. The wine carries positively to a long, lingering finish. This is a mature Gruner Veltliner with a fulsome and solidly packed palate with an array of stonefruit, herb and nutty, toasty flavours with fine textures and acidity. Match with herb-marinated poiultry and pork over the next 2+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the Adams’ ‘Berekah Estate’ vineyard, Rapaura, fermented in stainless-steel with 25% split equally into new and seasoned French oak puncheons for fermentation to 13.3% alc. and 3.3 g/L RS, the barrel portions aged for 8 months in oak. 18.5+/20 Nov 2018 RRP $28.00



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