Mount Edward Gruner Veltliner 2016
This is an excellent example of cool-climate Grüner Veltliner. Grown organically on the Morrison vineyard planted by Duncan Forsyth in the late 1990s, this has great purity of fruit and shows the lovely texture and spice that this Austrian variety is known for. Crunchy, apple-y, littered with white pepper and all the things you want in a Grüner. It’s just a great thing to drink.
ORGANIC / BIODYNAMIC / NATURAL
Petane Station Pinot Gris 2018
Selectively hand-picked, phenologically ripe berries are gently whole bunch pressed and, post ferment, the wine is left on its yeast lees for 8 months to evolve. A further four months of bottle maturation, prior to release, allows the wine to rest and achieve its full potential. The result is a Gris that’s deliciously rich and flavoursome with an off-dry finish. As Philip puts it, “This is a serious Pinot Gris that tips a hat toward Alsace with cellaring potential of 7+ years.”
Savage White Blend 2015
As the wine slowly opens it releases pretty aromas of lemon zest and white peach followed by dusty minerals, honeysuckle and white floral. On the palate this has a gorgeous texture which is beautifully balanced with remarkable focus. Overall, this is a gorgeous wine which should continue to evolve and gain complexities with just a bit of bottle age.
Te Mata Estate Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Aromas of yuzu, guava, kaffir lime and luscious white nectarine give way to palate of passionfruit, grapefruit, gooseberry, pear and crushed herbs, with just hint of sea-salt and smoke at the end of the long dry finish. Cape Crest ’19 is a blend of 86% Sauvignon Blanc, 8% Semillon and 6% Sauvignon Gris.
Yetti and the kOkOnut Metro Savagnin 2020
2.5 weeks 100% whole bunch, carbonic. Pressed to Austrian puncheon and aged for about 6 months.
Mr reserved here, the nose is like your first date with your partner/wife/husband. Sparks everywhere and you know that you’re in for a good ride. Palette is all about weight without overdoing it. So much complexity, like sitting in a 1976 GT500 Shelby mustang for the first time… ready for the ride
– Yetti and the kOkOnut