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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

K1 by the Hardys Grüner Veltliner 2013

Tasted in a bracket of Australian Grüner Veltliner from the 2013 vintage, with food (schnitzel, creamy potatoes and sauerkraut - in the hope of tasting something appropriate to the origin of the variety).

The first of two Grüner from the K1/ Geoff Hardy camp. This, the lighter of the two in style, was picked two weeks earlier than that from the Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy label. The resultant wine showing a little more fruit and a cleaner, leaner style.

Opens with a little root veg - parsnip - in the mix with white florals, hints of pear and under-ripe apple. The palate shows a clean wine, inoffensive and unobtrusive. A nice clip of acid augments some length through to the finish.

The aromatics flow through on to the palate. 89
Tasted on: Saturday 7th December, a Root Day 
Source: Sample
Price: $28
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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