Bannock Brae ‘Marlene’s’ Central Otago Gruner Veltliner 2013

Gruner Veltliner from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 22-Sep-2014
Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, near colourless on edge. The nose is elegant in expression with a delicate and soft core of white florals, white pepper and herbs, showing good depth and lift. Off-dry to taste and light-bodied, gentle, up-front fruit flavours of white stonefruits, florals, herbs and white pepper show with some richness. The mouthfeel is softly textured and rounded, the palate following a finely textured and delicate phenolic line with soft background acidity enhancing the richness. This has good palate drive, and the flavours grow, carrying through to a mellow, lingering finish with white peppery notes. This is an off-dry, soft-textured Gruner Veltliner with gentle white pepper flavours. Match with antipasto and poultry dishes over the next 2-3 years. Third crop fruit, hand-picked and stainless-steel fermented with pressings fermented in seasoned French oak barriques to 11.47% alc. and 6.3 g/L RS, the press portion undergoing batonnage. 16.5+/20 Sep 2014 RRP $25.00

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