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Brilliant clarity and aromatics of grapefruit citrus, white pepper, leafy herbs and a hint of juniper burst out of the glass. The palate is dry and spicy with a textural, lingering finish of fresh root vegetables, green pear and underpinned with a gentle, refreshing acidity.
Grown on a sheer south-facing slope, our Grüner takes its time to ripen, showing quite reserved fruit flavour until seemingly hours before harvest.
Winemaking Notes
Longview is one of the first vineyards in Australia to plant Grüner Veltliner and is planted to three different Austrian clones (HHW 2, HHW 3 and Iby) - all on own roots. Now the vines are 11 years old, we are noticing fantastic fruit quality through the vineyard with consistent bunches and well controlled vigour. The Gruner was hand-harvested in late February based on flavour and acid retention, then crushed, destemmed and must-chilled to 3° before gentle pressing. Only free run juice was used, and the ferment was kept at sub-10 degrees C, with some lees returned to the clarified juice to accentuate the mid palate richness of the variety. It was then fermented to dryness and bottled immediately to preserve freshness.
Longview experienced late Autumn and early winter rainfalls in the lead up to 2020. Our dams filled rapidly in early Winter and soil moistures were ideal.
With one of the hottest Decembers on record, maintaining healthy canopies with adequate soil moisture was challenging, but Longview handled the conditions well. Significant fire events devastated large swathes of vineyard in parts of the Northern Adelaide Hills. Longview was spared this natural disaster and 50 mm of rain at the end January and early February brought welcome relief. From then on, temperatures cooled right down, making ripening and harvesting conditions nearly perfect.
Grown on a sheer south-facing slope, our Grüner takes its time to ripen, showing quite reserved fruit flavour until seemingly hours before harvest.

In The Spotlight
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front -  “Tasted back in July, and it had only just been bottled. Likely better again now. White pepper, daikon, green pear, etc. Nic and dry, savoury, almost umami, root vegetables, some green herb, but fruit is there too, albeit in a more racy style. Bright finish. Classy.”
Max Allen “At this stage of its life this is bursting out of the glass with fresh citrus aromatics and a hint of juniper. On the tongue it’s all crunchy green pear and a lick of grippy dryness that makes you suddenly crave a plate of rice paper rolls.”  93 Points
Top GOLD - 2015 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Top GOLD - 2015 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show
Top DROP - Max Allen, Gourmet Traveller Wine Feb 2016
1 SILVER Medal and 4 BRONZE Medals



Varietal
Varietal 100% Gruner Veltliner
Vintage
Vintage Year 2020
Winemaker
Winemaker Peter and Mark Saturno
Volume
Volume 750ml
Technical Details
Alcohol % 12.5%
RS (Residual Sugar) 3.1g/L
TA (Total acidity) 6.3g/L
pH value 3.08

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Longview Macclefield Gruner Veltliner 2021

  • Producer: Longview Vineyard
  • Region: Adelaide Hills, Australia
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $30.00

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Tags: Australia, Longview, White Wine, Gruner Veltliner