Hahndorf Hill produced their first vintage of grüner veltliner in 2010, and I am inclined to the view, at least based on this 2012 vintage, that it is quite a close replica of the Austrian dry table wine expressions of the grape.
In the glass, the wine is bright, lemon in colour and with a pale intensity. Its aroma is clean, with restrained notes of lemon citrus, herbs, spices and a stoney, minerally character. The palate is dry with quite firm and racy acidity, medium body, a youthful petillance, and is a quite stern and taught expression of lemon citrus and spices with a minerally edge, and medium length.
This is certainly a racy, refreshing and very authentic style of grüner veltliner and shows the considerable promise of this variety in the cool climes of the Adelaide Hills. Good to Very Good
Tasted: September 2012