James Halliday's Top 100 Wines 2022
Tony Love's "Wonderous Wines of 2022"
Ranked #1 Grüner Veltliner 2022 from Australia
The Real Review
"A very complex wine with a starting point of six clones, with multiple fermentation and maturation pathways. A distinct swish of perfume and cinnamon spice on the bouquet; the palate is mouthfilling to begin, but then swells aromatically to the finish and lingering aftertaste. Drink to 2033. 96 points. James Halliday's Top 100 of 2022
"Pioneers and ongoing stars with this ever-engaging white variety that is loving its many adoptees in the Hills. Of four variations in style from the HH folks, this is the classic, combining vibrant grapefruit and sub-tropical fruit flavours, juiciness, spice, and a delicate mouth-filling texture. It’s a pleasure." Best Wines of 2022. Tony Love. indaily.com.au
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.