About the Wine
Nick Spencer's first release of Tumbarumba Gruner Veltliner is excellent. It comes from the oldest vineyard in the Tumbarumba region, planted in 1993 at 650 above sea level. The cool temperatures and the old volcanic soils on this site make it the ideal location for this Austrian variety.
Nick's taken the fruit, pressed it to a mixture of stainless steel and older oak and bottled it after two months on lees. The barrel time and the short time on lees amping up the mouthfeel of this typically crisp variety.
Nick's move towards a gentler winemaking hand paying dividends with the delicacy of Gruner. It's a delicious rendition and one that's sure to be incredibly popular with fans of the grape.
About Nick Spencer Wines
Nick Spencer made a name for himself after a hugely successful decade-long stint as chief winemaker at Eden Road, before deciding in 2017 to take the plunge and start his very own label. The Nick Spencer wines are, like Eden Road's, focused on the regions of the NSW High Country, in particular Tumbarumba and Gundagai.
With Nick's access to some of the region's best fruit, his wines are all about balance, style and drinkability, with Nick's stamp of quality on top. Tiny volumes made and an exciting producer to watch out for!