Waimea Estate Nelson Grüner Veltliner 2015 $23 ★★★★waimea Gruner Veltliner high res

Grüner Veltliner (groon-er velt-leener) is to Austria what sauvignon blanc is to us – but I tell you what, this snappy white wine is absolutely loving our kiwi, cool-climate environment and settling in quite nicely, Nelson being no exception.  This example has light peach, crushed shells, summer florals and a hint of almond on the nose, followed by crunchy-crisp acidity, a mineral edge and a slightly salty character on the finish.  It’s clean, dry and nicely balanced.  Yum.  www.waimeaestates.co.nz