Tinpot Hut 2018 'McKee Vineyard' Gruner Veltliner

£18.50
In stock
SKU
NZMAWTHGR18B
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Just to prove that Marlborough is not all Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir, we have been seeking out excellent wines from other varieties and came across this beauty. Gruner Veltliner is a variety that we adore from its homeland of Austria: now it is beginning to colonise other parts of the world, and it is proving to be very successful. This example from Tinpot Hut has great aromatics, a touch of white pepper and citrus that are the hallmarks of this variety. The palate is textured and juicy with a persistent finish. Delicious and great value.

Producer
Grape Varieties
Maturity

Drink 2022 - 2024

Viticulture

Sustainable

Size / ABV

Standard Bottle 75cl / 13%

The Country

New Zealand

New Zealand

Brits have fallen in love with the wines of New Zealand. The affair probably has much to do with the colonial heritage, but it also has a great deal to do with the excellent, benchmark wines that are produced here. The story must begin with Sauvignon Blanc, but certainly doesn’t end there. Since the 1970s the region of Marlborough has become the go-to area, perhaps in the world, for bright, crystalline ‘Savs’ which gave the French something to think about. But now, it is becoming as equally famous for its Pinots, which are now beyond just being less expensive alternatives to Burgundy, instead showing regional characteristics, from the dark cherry and spice of Central Otago to the brawn and dried herbs of Martinborough.

A special mention goes to the Chardonnays of Kumeu River of Auckland, as these are some of the most remarkable wines from this variety in the Southern Hemisphere.

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