2015 Hahndorf Hill GRU 2 Gruner Veltliner

Adelaide Hills, SA

The 'super-Grüner' from Larry Jacobs. An ambitious project with delicious results.


It's one of those rare white wines that makes you lean back in your chair and marvel.

Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

The 'Godfather of Gru' releases a new wine this year, the GRU 2!

This is the 'Reserve' version of Larry Jacobs pet variety. The fruit for this release is picked a little later, looking for a richer and more complex expression of this Austrian grape variety.

The fruit is fermented in oak adding textural support and creating a wine of immense impact on release.

This received 96 points from Campbell Mattinson in the 2019 Wine Companion. It will cellar for up to a decade.

Check out one of the country's leading examples of this delightful grape.

About Hahndorf Hill

Hahndorf Hill Winery (HHW) is owned by Larry Jacobs and Marc Dobson, who operate the boutique business together with a dedicated team.

Larry was once an intensive-care doctor who gave up medicine to become the founder of Mulderbosch Vineyards in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

His trailblazing label in the Adelaide Hills is regarded as the benchmark in Australia for Austrian varieties, this stuff is world class.

Larry Jacobs in his vineyard
Larry Jacobs in his vineyard
Adelaide Hills, SA

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"The unofficial 'reserve' wine, both given an extended period of 'skin contact' and fermented and aged in (French) oak. A small amount of the wine also goes through mlf. The result is rich, seductive, textural and persistent. It's one of those rare white wines that makes you lean back in your chair and marvel. Shaking your head, but smiling. It's flinty, it's candied, it's smoky and it's floral. White pepper; that as well. Bring out the white linen; reach for the best glassware; tell the chef the pressure's on, or off, depending on how you want to play it." - Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

This is the second vintage of our bottle-aged Reserve Gruner Veltliner (also known as the smaragd style in the Wachau wine region of Austria).

The HHW version is made from riper grapes and is 100% wild-fermented in old French barriques. Lush and rich on the nose and palate with a vibrant citrus backbone, caramelised orange, caramel and butterscotch flavours.

Serve with grilled white meats, your favourite sea-food and spicy Asian cuisine. This wine can be aged till 2027.

Blend : Grüner Veltiner (100%)
ABV : 13,0%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml


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