Heart of Gold Gisborne Gruner Veltliner 2010

Gruner Veltliner from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 21-Feb-2013
Bright, light-golden-hued straw-yellow colour, pale on rim. This has a full and deep nose with concentrated aromas of herbs, white stonefruit and nuts, well integrated and compact. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, this is well-packed with fruit flavours of white stonefruit, herbs and pepper, the wine showing clarity with weight and vinous presence. The palate has linearity and drive, and is starting to round out, showing some richness and luscious nuances. The palate carries through to a crisp, clean and moderately long finish. .Fruit from the ‘Spade Oak' vineyard fermented to 13.0% alc. and 1 g/L rs, the wine spending 3 months on lees. This Gruner Veltliner has put on weight and richness, and shows good body and linear drive, with herb and stonefruit flavours clearly defined. Drink with seafood and poultry over the next 2+ years. 75 cases made. 17.5+/20 Apr 2012 RRP $24.95 This wine joins the new and small brigade of wineries that are playing with this Austrian white variety. The Voyseys have played it safe, without incorporating a heavy winemaker's hand, the wine spending 3 months on lees. Pale edged, light straw yellow in colour, this is youthful in appearance. This has a fresh, lightly herbal nose with white peach, mineral and peppery aromas, akin a subtle Sauvignon Blanc. This has 13.0% alc. and is dry on palate, with 1.0 g/L rs, but it has good fruit sweetness, and is soft and gentle, yet fresh, with good acidity. It has light herb and pepper notes and is very approachable, drink now - 2 years. 75 cases made. 16.5+/20 Oct 2010 RRP $28.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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