Babich Headwaters Organic Gruner Veltliner 2016

 

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  • Certified Organic
  • Winery
  • Region
    Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Grapes
    Gruner Veltliner

White musk, laced with pepper over slate and Kawakawa leaf. Well weighted and tightly structured with baked apple notes, a ton of spice and a definite mineral note. Finish is fresh, lingering and dry.

Mainly grown in Austria, Grüner Veltliner is an exciting food friendly dry white wine. It is characterised by spicy and slightly exotic flavours of lime, grapefruit, white pepper and a crisp minerality. The name translates to “Green Wine of Veltlin”, with Veltlin being an area in Northern Italy during Roman times.

GOLD MEDAL – 90 POINTS – International Organic Wine Awards 2017

Babich Family Estates Headwaters Organic Gruner Veltliner

Reviews:

“Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with green hues, lighter on the rim.  This has a fresh, tightly bound nose with a fine core of fresh herbs, white stone-fruits and nuances of green stone-fruits with white pepper suggestions.  Dry to taste and light-medium bodied, the palate has a firm heart with light flavours of green herbs, white stone-fruits and white pepper.  The mouthfeel is thirst-quenchingly dry and the wine flows along a fine phenolic line with integrated acidity, leading to a slender, dry, lingering finish with stone-fruit and mineral nuances.  This is a taut and light fruited Grüner Veltliner with white stone-fruit and herb flavours on a mouthwatering, dry palate.”

4 STARS - Raymond Chan, www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz, April 2017

“Drinking well now, this is an invitingly fragrant, dry wine. Medium-bodied (12% alc/vol), it has vibrant, peachy flavours, hints of ginger, herbs and spices, and a well-rounded finish. Certified organic.”

4 STARS – Michael Cooper, NZ Listener, Mar 2018

From the Winery:

White musk, laced with pepper over slate and Kawakawa leaf. Well weighted and tightly structured with baked apple notes, a ton of spice and a definite mineral note. Finish is fresh, lingering and dry.

Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand is an integral part of the future of New Zealand wine production, and Babich Wines developed the first vineyard in New Zealand to achieve registration. With our ongoing commitment to protect the environment, through implementing sustainable practices in all our vineyards, it was a logical progression to move to the next step and investigate the benefits of an organic approach to viticulture. Our Headwaters Vineyard is farmed in compliance with organic standards.

Region:

Marlborough

Recommended Food:
Babich Grüner Veltliner is a versatile wine that would pairs well with a variety of dishes, from fish to chicken to ham.

Recommended Cellaring:
Enjoyable on release, 0-5 Years.

Production Notes:
The parcel of fruit was hand harvested from our certified organic block within the Headwaters Vineyard. The grapes were quickly crushed and pressed into stainless steel tanks, where the juice was fermented at controlled cool temperatures to capture the intense varietal flavours. Strict organic procedures were followed at all times. The wine was bottled soon after completing fermentation.

Technical Notes:
Alcohol: 12%
TA: 4.4g/L
pH: 3.27
Residual Sugar: 1.8g/L

(SKU: BA_GRU_16)

Wine Type White
Vintage 2016
Alcohol % 12.0
Grapes Gruner Veltliner
Region Marlborough, New Zealand
Volume 750mL
Packaging Glass Bottle
Closure Screwcap
Certified Organic Yes
Vegetarian Suitable Yes
pH 3.27

“Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with green hues, lighter on the rim.  This has a fresh, tightly bound nose with a fine core of fresh herbs, white stone-fruits and nuances of green stone-fruits with white pepper suggestions.  Dry to taste and light-medium bodied, the palate has a firm heart with light flavours of green herbs, white stone-fruits and white pepper.  The mouthfeel is thirst-quenchingly dry and the wine flows along a fine phenolic line with integrated acidity, leading to a slender, dry, lingering finish with stone-fruit and mineral nuances.  This is a taut and light fruited Grüner Veltliner with white stone-fruit and herb flavours on a mouthwatering, dry palate.”

4 STARS - Raymond Chan, www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz, April 2017

“Drinking well now, this is an invitingly fragrant, dry wine. Medium-bodied (12% alc/vol), it has vibrant, peachy flavours, hints of ginger, herbs and spices, and a well-rounded finish. Certified organic.”

4 STARS – Michael Cooper, NZ Listener, Mar 2018

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