Wairau River Reserve Marlborough Grüner Veltliner
For the home of Grüner Veltliner we must go to Austria. The name translates to ‘Green Wine of Veltin, an area that existed in the lower Alps during the 1600’s that is now part of Valtellina in Italy. Grüner Veltliner (pronounced Grew-ner velt-LEE-ner) is typically a dry wine, with flavours of green pepper and lime and a fine line of acidity. A perfect wine to pair with spicy dishes.LEARN MORE
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Picking began earlier than normal in the middle of March and concluded in the first week of April, this has resulted in clean elegant wines, that show great concentration and poise from a challenging vintage.
Flowering commenced in the first week of December. During this period the region experienced higher than average rainfall limiting the potential yields. January and February were some of the warmest months on record culminating in one of the earliest harvests seen. Picking began in the first week of March and concluded in the first week of April. T
Flowering commenced in the first week of December. During this period, the region experienced perfect flowering conditions. January to March produced some of the driest months on record culminating in one of the most exceptional harvests ever seen from the region. Picking began in the 2nd week of March and concluded in the second week of April. The drawn-out nature of the harvest allowed the winemakers to pick at optimal balance and sugar ripeness, as well as physiological ripeness. The warm and fine weather through the late summer months has allowed the development of a riper spectrum of tropical flavours. The resulting wines have wonderful fruit concentration and aromatic power.
Stir Fried Salmon with Ginger, Soy and Sesame
The lush mid palate with the layers of citrus and exotic spices pair beautifully with the Asian flavours of this dish.