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2019 The Corners Vineyard Gruner Veltliner

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  • $33.00


Region: Rapaura, Wairau Plains, Marlborough, New Zealand.

Winemaking: The grapes were hand harvested with 50% of the bunches destemmed and with skin contact for 24 hours before being pressed.  The free run juice was then settled for 24 hours before being racked to a mixture of stainless-steel and seasoned oak barrels for indigenous fermentation.  The other 50% of bunches were also destemmed and fermented in a small stainless-steel fermenter on skins for 14 days prior to being pressed with the wine finishing fermentation in seasoned oak.  After 8 months of maturing on full lees the barrels were racked together, and the wine was prepared for bottling.

Tasting Notes: This Grüner Veltliner has a complex bouquet of pear drops. spice. and musk with a soft palate of citrus. stone fruits. and white pepper characters. 

Technical: Alcohol - 13.0%.  pH - 3.66g/l.  TA - 6.5g/l. RS - 2.5g/l.  Contains sulphites and milk products.  BioGro certified organic.

Winemaker: Allan McWilliams.

Accolades: NZ Organic Wine Awards 2022 - Gold Medal Winner

"This is elegantly savoury with bright fruit flavours, showing peach, citrus peel, oatmeal and mushroom notes with a lovely spicy overtone. The palate displays beautifully rounded mouthfeel with silky flow, backed by juicy acidity, making it splendidly structured and lingering with a crisp dry finish." - Sam Kim, 94/100 points

"Certified organic, the 2019 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown at Rapaura and handled in a mix of stainless-steel tanks (70 per cent) and seasoned oak barrels (30 per cent). Lees-aged for eight months, it is a pale gold, fleshy wine, with generous, ripe, stonefruit flavours, showing good complexity, balanced acidity and a dry (2.5 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish." - Michael Cooper, 4.5/5 stars

"An intriguing grüner veltliner, with an initial impression of feijoa, lime, apple and nectarine leading to a spicy and slightly phenolic finish. I like the contrast in both flavour and texture, which add interest to the wine." - Cameron Douglas MS, 92/100 points