Saint Clair Pioneer Block 5 Bull Block Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021

July 29, 2022By Yvonne

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 5 Bull Block Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021 $30 With its cloud-like lift of Golden Delicious apples, green pears, lemon sherbert and summer flowers on the nose and a palate awash with racy, lacy acidity, white peach and nashi notes, it’s got “Hit for the summer” written all over it! It’s crunchy-crisp … Read More

Tinpot Hut McKee Vineyard Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2018

May 26, 2022By Yvonne

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, … Read More

Forrest Estate Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021

September 8, 2021By Yvonne

Forrest Estate Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021 $28 This classic Austrian grape has clearly found a happy home with the good folk at Forrest in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley. Perfumed with apple blossom, lemon pith, peach and pepper and packed with refreshing nashi and lime and laced with elderflower, it’s a cleansing, textural, deliciously dry wine with … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021

August 26, 2021By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021 $23 Paired with: Leek Risotto with Peas and Mint in dish Magazine Issue 99 Peas, mint and leeks just scream out for something rich yet herbaceous, so I’m gunning for the Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2021 ($23). Its face-punch of florals, avalanche of apple, sackloads of citrus, layers … Read More

Riverby Estate Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2019

July 27, 2021By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2019 $19.99 The Riverby vineyard started life as a sheep, beef, and cropping property farmed by the Matthews family for nigh on a century, yet these days those ovines and bovines have made way for grapevines and a growing reputation for delivering awesome aromatic white wines right across the spectrum. … Read More

Lime Rock Single Barrique Ferment Central Hawke’s Bay Grüner Veltliner 2017

May 28, 2021By Yvonne

Lime Rock Single Barrique Ferment Central Hawke’s Bay Grüner Veltliner 2017 $34 Four years on and this Grüner, grown in the deep, limestone soils of Central Hawke’s Bay, is developing beautifully. Softly nutty on the nose, slightly saline, hints of green olive and peach, crushed seashells, a lick of grain-spirit and fennel also sneaks through … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2020

April 12, 2021By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2020 $24.99 If your experiences with grüner veltliner have come tied to more than a decent splash of sweetness, then this little van-load of vavoom with it’s partial wild ferment will be a fabulous face slap of delicious dryness. With mountains of minerality, richness and generosity of texture, the soft … Read More

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Grüner Veltliner 2020

March 15, 2021By Yvonne

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Grüner Veltliner 2020 $32 “Vitecologists” Rosie Butler and her husband Rodger Tynan have been quietly coaxing this local version of Austrian awesomeness into a bottle for the last 9 or so years and it just keeps getting better. Pronounced ‘Grooner Felt-Leener’, this new vintage is a deliciously, generously dry wine, … Read More

House of Ball Waipara Grüner Veltliner 2016 $29

August 4, 2018By Yvonne

Whole bunch pressed, barrel fermented with wild yeasts, just 470 bottles were made of this Austrian white variety that also has no free sulphur and is unfined and unfiltered, so expect a teensy haze in the bottle when pouring.   Funky and frisky, manuka honey and beeswax combine with summer wildflowers, lemon pith and all manner of … Read More

Bannock Brae Marlene’s Gruner Veltliner

July 25, 2016By Yvonne

Bannock Brae Marlene’s Central Otago Grüner Veltliner 2015 $25 Catherine and Crawford Brown have transformed a rabbit-ruined paddock into an award-winning vineyard that’s an oeno-nirvana of pinot noir, riesling and now Grüner Veltliner (Grooner-velt-leener). Bracing layers of acidity slice apart the white nectarine, lime and seashell notes of this wine. The signature white of Austria … Read More