2023 Nick Spencer Tumbarumba Gruner Veltliner

One of the best examples of Australian Gruner Veltliner on the market today. Crunchy and spicy.
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Description

Nick Spencer's latest release of Tumbarumba Gruner Veltliner is excellent.

It comes from a single vineyard in the Tumbarumba region, at 750m 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, gently pressed it stainless steel and bottled it after a couple of months on lees. No tricks, just doing his best to preserve the purity of fruit that this cool site offers.

Nick's move towards a gentler winemaking style pays dividends with the delicacy of Gruner. It's a delicious rendition and one that's sure to be very popular with fans of the variety.

Gruner Veltliner is a white grape variety native to Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic. In Australia Gruner is planted exclusively in cooler regions such as the Tumbarumba, The Adelaide Hills and Tasmania. Gruner is often compared to other varieties such Riesling with slightly more volume, texture and more approachable acidity.

Tasting Notes

The 2023 Gruner Veltliner displays aromas of grapefuit, stone fruits, citrus and subtle spice. The palate is vibrant and juicy with lovely salivating acidity and texture.

Food & Serving Suggestions

The texture and volume of Gruner means it is a very versatile wine to match with foods. The wine is very well suited to the bold flavors of Vietnamese cuisine such as summer rolls and noodle salads. Mexican foods such as fish tacos are also very well suited to the wine and of course, snhnitzel and other fried foods are very well suited.

Vineyard Information

The fruit is grown on the Coppabella vineyard in Tumbarumba. The vineyard sits at 750 m/asl on decomposed light granite soils.

Winemaking

De-stemmed, lightly pressed to Stainless steel for fermentation. Filtered and bottle in January 2024

Technical Analysis

alc/ vol - 12.5%

Acidity - 7.3g/L

pH - 3.1

Customer Reviews

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Excellent wine for weekdays

    A tasty drop for weekdays. Excellent with seafood.

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    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    Delicious!

    This was an absolutely yummy wine - the only downside was that I was sharing it!

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Nick Spencer Wines

Nick Spencer is one of NSW's most decorated winemakers. Over the span of more than two decades, he has become perhaps the state's most outspoken advocate for the potential of the regions of the NSW High Country, in particular, Tumbarumba and Gundagai.

Nick's wines exemplify balance, style, immense drinkability and exceptional value for money. As his label has expanded, his winemaking has become more adventurous, now incorporating the use of amphora, sulphur-free bottlings and a more stripped-back winemaking style to highlight the quality of the fruit that these lesser-known NSW regions can produce.

He is one of the most important producers in NSW today and is the touchstone of quality for the state.

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