Grüner Veltliner SDWCO

2022 Grüner Veltliner

The SDWCo 2022 Grüner Veltliner was vinified partly in second-hand French oak. It is pale straw yellow in colour with white pepper on the
nose. A textural wine with a broad palate dominated by full-on grapefruit over nectarine following through to a long, clean finish. Drink now or
cellar with confidence.


Eden Valley, Barossa

Fruit Source
Single vineyard Grüner Veltliner.
Grown on the Avon Brae property in the Eden Valley.

Alcohol 12.5%

Residual Sugar 0.65g/l

pH 3.13

Harvested 22 March 2022
Bottled 16 August 2022

Total Production 2,244 bottles

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2022 Vintage Notes

Winter rainfall in 2021 was near average for the second year running so that again soils filled to saturation point. Indeed there were
follow up rains in October and November which meant that we did not have to tap into the limited reserves in our dam until December. An extreme weather event on 28 October, including hail, caused damage across the Barossa and Eden Valley, but somehow we were largely spared. Frost events had less impact compared to previous years and late flowering avoided the windier conditions leading to good fruit set. The summer months were mild with welcome rain in late January providing ideal ripening conditions. Humid and cool conditions leading into vintage promoted patches of botrytis infection in Block 8 Riesling – this was used to our advantage in making a sweet wine.

Overall, vintage was well paced starting on 9 March with Riesling from block 8 and finishing on the 3 May with Cabernet Sauvignon from block 6.

The 2022 vintage delivered well balanced yields and is a step up in quality from its highly credentialed predecessor.


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