Tinpot Hut McKee Vineyard Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2018 $25

Crafted from grapes grown in Marlborough’s Awatere Valley (which, if separated out from the rest of the province, would be New Zealand’s second-largest wine region), this grüner from winemaker Fiona Turner is drier and has more depth of spice and minerality than much of the lighter, fruitier styles from around the country. I like its gorgeously grainy texture, its lemon and white peach mid-palate and warming textures on the finish. Gum-tingling, ticklish tannins make this extra complex.

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