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

Waimea Estate Nelson Grüner Veltliner 2015

November 27, 2015By Yvonne

Waimea Estate Nelson Grüner Veltliner 2015 $23 ★★★★ 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 … Read More

Lime Rock Gruner Veltliner 2011

September 7, 2011By Yvonne

Lime Rock Grüner Veltliner 2011 375ml $22  The debut example from the best little winery southside of the Te Hauke swamp, and it has interesting white pepper, apple and sake-like aromas followed by green apple, fruitwax and subtle, salty notes on the finish.  A really interesting wine that is also rare as hens teeth, so … Read More