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2015 Whitehaven Marlborough Grüner Veltliner



Colour / Appearance: Light straw, with a star-bright quality.

Aroma / Bouquet: 
Lifted honeysuckle, grapefruit and peach fruit flavours, with hints of pepper, lemon sherbet and ginger spice.

Palate: A medium-bodied wine with a soft, supple texture and an abundance of aromatic and spice flavours which persist on the lengthy, clean finish.

Ready to enjoy now or within three years of vintage.

Food Match: 
Will pair well with lightly spiced Asian cuisine, grilled asparagus or artichokes.

Serve: Lightly chilled.


  • 5 STARS / TOP 10 - Wine Orbit - Sam Kim 5 Stars (93 points) Wine Orbit

Alcohol: 13.5 %
Residual Sugar: 4.7 g/L
Titratable Acidity: 4.5 g/L
pH: 3.24


Harvest Date: 4 April 2015.

Climate: The season started with a very dry, late winter and early spring. Whilst the temperatures were similar to the long term average, they varied greatly, with a number of warm days followed by cold spells. Colder conditions over flowering resulted in average yields. In late December, the climate became very warm and dry; ideal conditions for ripening. This fine weather continued over harvest, meaning the grapes could be picked at ideal ripeness, with intense flavours.

Vine Management: The vines were pruned to two canes, with vertical shoot positioning. Balanced pruning, shoot thinning, wire lifting and trimming, ensured favourable canopy conditions.


The fruit was machine harvested in the cool morning conditions and gently pressed. After settling and clarification, the juice was fermented at very low temperature, with a select yeast strain to retain the fruit’s varietal flavours. The wine was stirred on lees to aid mouthfeel and texture.

Winemaker: Sam Smail and Diana Katardzhieva

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