The Crossings Awatere Valley Marlborough Gruner Veltliner 2016

Gruner Veltliner from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 16-Jan-2018
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with a little depth, paler on the rim. This has an elegantly concentrated nose with aromas of white and yellow stonefruits, subtle notes of fresh herbs and green stonefruits, along with nutty lees and nuances of oak at the core. This has delicacy and detail. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a finely concentrated heart with good depth of exotic yellow stonefruits with fragrant floral elements, hints of nuts and honey providing complexing detail. The mouthfeel is softly vibrant with some fruit richness and unctuousness balanced by crisp, underlying acidity. The wine has a rounded texture and carries long, lingering finish of exotic fruits and florals. This is a moderately concentrated and unctuous dry Gruner Veltliner with exotic stonefruit, floral and honied flavours on a vibrant palate. Serve with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 2+ years. Fruit from the ‘Willow Flat’ vineyard. hand-picked and fermented with solids in seasoned French oak barriques, a 1,000 L French oval, stainless-steel tank and a concrete egg to 13.5% alc. and 3.2 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees with batonnage. 18.5/20 Jan 2018 RRP $18.99

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