Forrest Marlborough Gruner Veltliner 2015

Gruner Veltliner from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 20-Sep-2018
Full, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, paler edged. The bouquet is full with waxy stonefruit and lanolin aromas intermixed with herbs and green stonefruits, complexed by some toasty, earthy and honied elements. This shows secondary development. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a weighty heart of waxy, citrus and herbal fruit with lanolin notes and secondary savouriness. Bottle-age has intensified the flavours to show toast, earth and honey complexities. The mouthfeel features fresh acidity and the wine is racy in flow. A concentrated core of flavours carries to a sustained finish. This Gruner Veltliner has intensified with bottle age to show waxy and lanolin flavours with honey toast and earthy nuances on a weighty palate with acid zestiness. Serve with Mediterranean fare over the next 2 years. Fruit 60% from ‘Brancott’ in the Southern Valleys and 40% ‘Home’ block, Wairau Valley, fermented in tank with 5% in barrel to 12.5% alc. and 2 g/L RS, the oak portion aged on lees. 17.5-/20 Sep 2018 RRP $25.00

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