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Sunday 30 December 2012

Stoney Rise Grüner Veltliner 2012

Stoney Rise had the first commercial plantings of Grüner Veltliner in Australia, and whilst Lark Hill were first to market with their own release in 2009, the Stoney Grüner holds a special position viz the history of the variety in this country.

Opens musky with tropical hints - think lychee with some green banana - there's white pepper and a parsnip/ rooty note. Extra points for a hint of mineral - wet river pebbles.

Slightly fleshy palate, white pepper showing too. Textural, the wine is wild fermented on lees and stirred once a week to build just that. Clean and pure too - nigh crystalline.

Length is excellent, acid driven and of generous proportions.  92 - Very Good

Tasted on: Wednesday 26th December, a Root Day
Source: Winery Purchase
Price: $33 p/b (delivered)
Alcohol: 12%
Closure: Screwcap

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  1. Just when I thought that HH and LH had the Aussie GV market sown up ;) Will have a look at it on this write up.


  2. Didn't realise there was a GV in Tassie! Have been wanting to try it for a while now but, HH & LH not easily sourced here (except via mail order). I like the sound of this one also so, will purchase and try it. Great notes Stu.

    1. Hello Wine101 - yes HH, LH and K1 by the Hardys the other current producers of GV in Aus

  3. And there's more! Watch the Adelaide Hills wine region for further new GV releases in coming vintages... Deviation Road, Longview, The Pawn, Henschke, Pike & Joyce, Nova Vita, Mount Bera ... and more!

    1. Thanks Larry - the Hills' quest for Aussie dominance of the variety well underway!