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2020 Stoney Rise Gruner Veltliner

Tamar Valley, TAS

Joe Holyman's delightfully textural small-batch Gruner Veltliner. Only a tiny amount makes it outside of cellar door.

HALLIDAY TOP 100
HIGH SCORE

$32.00

About
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The 2020 Gruner Veltliner from Stoney Rise is exactly what you need now that the blossoms are bursting all over the place and the days are getting longer.

Curly Haslam-Coates (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

There's only a small planting of Grüner Veltliner on the Stoney Rise vineyard.

Joe Holyman loves the variety for its interesting texture and versatility with a range of foods.

This wine is seldom seen outside of cellar door, you'd usually need to take a trip to Joe and Lou's place in order to try it.

There were only a precious few dozen made in the 2020 vintage.

If you're looking for serious Australian examples of this intriguing Austrian variety, you should absolutely give this a go.

Winemaker Joe Holyman
Winemaker Joe Holyman
Tamar Valley, TAS
Additional Info

From The Producer

Floral hints first up, followed by Nashi pear. The palate is crisp with cashew, kiwi fruit and has a slightly saline finish. Texture from lees stirring finishes the wine and balances the acidity to give the nutty mouth filling grip." Pressed straight to tank including all the solids. It is left for the ferment to begin naturally. Some lees stirring to build up structure. The wine is then left to settle before being racked prior to bottling in late July. We love to pick this fruit when it is fresh and zingy, so this one has finished up at 11.5% alc."

Blend : Grüner Veltliner (100%)
ABV : 11.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"Grab a COVID safe amount of friends and cook some fresh fish, spring greens and crack a bottle of this with lunch. Fresh lime, crisp green ripe herbaceous notes and a tingle of white pepper all turn up on the nose, with a smashable combination of green apples, lemon, lime, almonds, pea shoots and a little something funky. It’s unfiltered and unfined, fresh and funky like Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, not back of the fridge funk. A cracker." - Curly Haslam-Coates (The Wine Front)

97Points
Halliday Wine Companion

2020 Top 100 - "Grüner veltliner is a late-ripening variety that flourishes in a cool climate, the cooler the better. Its varietal signature of white pepper on the bouquet is present, but even more is the tightly wound spring of acidity. Its length is prodigious, and it is a wine built for the (very) long haul." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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