About the Wine
Feisty, peppery Gruner Veltliner with a lovely fleshy mid-section (like some Different Drop staff members).
The Gruner plantings are now nine years old, and more flesh and weight is apparent as the vines gain strength and depth. Handpicked fruit, only free run juice, fermented to almost complete dryness.
The coolest Austrian since Terminator Arnie.
About Longview Vineyard
Longview is a family owned Australian vineyard located just outside the historic township of Macclesfield in the Adelaide Hills, on the South Eastern ridge of the Mt Lofty Ranges. Set on undulating slopes reminiscent of old-world estates but unmistakably Australian, it has quickly established itself as one of the most awarded vineyards since its 2001 inaugural vintage.
Originally a dairy for most of the 20th century, Longview produces a range of single-vineyard estate-grown wines - all with the 'long view' towards the Southern Ocean..
Key to the success is the valley landscape, with red varietals grown on the northern slopes where they ripen consistently, and white varietals grown on the southern side where the cooler aspect allows the grapes to maintain their acidity.