Lark Hill Grüner Veltliner 2017 (Bungendore, New South Wales) "...fig, melon, white pepper..."
Vintage 2017 was a treat; lots of soil moisture, a steady Summer and a cool, long Autumn. The vines revelled in this luxury, producing an abundance of stunning fruit with great balance and vibrance.
The juice was fermented using native yeasts in older french oak barrels (7+ years) to give funkiness, texture and build complexity, without imparting oak character.
As a young wine this shows exotic melon and fig aromas, a light and taut palate and a hint of texture to match with food. It will continue to improve over some years, gaining depth, complexity and the typical Gruner-driven spice characters of white pepper, parsnip and fresh herbs.