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Pike and Joyce Separe Gruner Veltliner

by Pikes

An estate grown single vineyard wine from the Adelaide Hills. A native of Austria, Gruner Veltliner is stylistically like Riesling. Pale green/straw hues, with subtle aromas of nettles, rocket and pear along with some flint and mineral aspects. The palate is crisp and bright with more pear and nettle/rocket flavours. It is light to medium bodied with a crisp, balanced acidity and some interesting textural aspects providing length and a little grip.

Country: Australia
Region: Adelaide Hills
Vintage: 2015
Colour: White
Grape Variety: Gruner Veltliner
ABV: 12.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Screwcap
Style: Fresh and fresh with great fruit flavours
Drink With: Veal with a mushroom sauce

Grapes are hand harvested, chilled and transported to Pikes Vintners winery in the Clare Valley where the fruit is lightly crushed and destemmed prior to fermentation. Minimal amounts of SO2 are added in the vineyard to protect against oxidation in delicate aromatic white varieties. Pectic enzymes are added to white varieties ex press and the juice/must acid adjusted where necessary. Inert gases, carbon dioxide and nitrogen are used extensively to protect the wines from oxidation. All whites are cold and heat stabilised prior to bottling.