Gru Gruner Veltliner was rated the best Gruner Veltliner in the world outside of Austria in the 2013 International Gruner Veltliner Tasting held by Falstaff magazine in Vienna. And again in Austria in the 2019 Global Gruner Challenge held by Vinaria magazine, it was rated as the joint top-rated example outside of Austria, together with another winner from Germany.
Hahndorf Hill produce four different styles of Gruner, of which Gru is the classic style. This savoury beauty has an enticing nose of citrus, nectarine and spice with a wonderfully vibrant palate of stone fruit, grapefruit and an unctuous citrus core that is offset by a long, slatey mineral tail and the all-important gentle rub of texture. Perfectly matched with all Asian cuisine, white meats, sea-foods and vegetarian dishes. But most excitingly, here is the ultimate white wine that will match perfectly with your favourite rare sirloin steak! Gruner Veltliner is a variety that ages well and this wine should develop splendidly for between 7 - 10 years.
"A well-defined middle path between a restrained fruit expression and more savoury lines. Typical notes of cut celery and white pepper, subtle citron and Granny Smith apple flavours. An immaculately tempered palate with a dash of spice and grapefruit pithy acidity. Pleasing and complex textures deliver a fulfilling wine on many counts." 95pts - Tony Love - Wine Companion