Wangolina 'A Series' Gruner Veltliner 2020

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WASG202010 UCAU
  • 95pts James Halliday
  • Tastes like dry Riesling and Pinot Gris had a lovechild
  • The Only Grüner from the Limestone Coast
  • 1 or more bottles
    $28.00
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  • James Halliday
    95 points

Editors notes

This is the third vintage of Grüner Veltliner, an Austrian variety that we have totally fallen in love with. If you haven't tried this variety before, think steely dry Riesling combined with the texture and luscious deliciousness of a Pinot Gris! Fresh, zesty lemon/lime and grapefruit with a spicy herbaceous pepper element and a pop of acidity. Grown in the Wangolina vineyard in Mt Benson, we are fortunate to have the only Grüner Veltliner in the Limestone Coast

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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Apple
    • Celery Salt
    • Lemon
  • Palate
    • Lemon
    • Mineral
    • White Pepper

Food Pairings

  • Asian
  • Shellfish
  • Spicy

Critic Scores & reviews

  • James Halliday

    95
    "'19 was a hot, windy vintage, but the vines paid no attention. Two-thirds of the whole-bunch pressed juice was cool-fermented in stainless steel, one-third in ‘Egor', a ceramic egg, its slightly porous nature creating texture. This is a very high quality gruner. The texture on the back-palate is outstanding."

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Australia

The Australian wine industry is the fourth-largest exporter in the world, exporting 760 million litres to countries such as the UK, France, Italy and Spain. It has been one of the most successful 'New World' wine producing countries. It has done this by formally exporting and marketing its wines as a whole, through Wine Australia. There is also a significant domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million litres of wine per year. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.

Wine regions are in almost all the states with Victoria having 21 regions! Read more about key wine regions such as Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and local to New South Wales, Cowra, Southern Highlands and Mudgee.

South Australia

If you like Australian wine, then you probably like South Australia wine. The rich reds produced there put Australia on the wine-making map of the world. With over 40% of the country's vineyards, South Australia can rightfully call itself the wine state.

Wines are produced in several regions throughout the state, though many are naturally grouped together, like Barossa and Eden Valleys, only 15 minutes apart. They include such regions as Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Eden Valley, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, The Limestone Coast, McLaren Vale and Wrattonbully to name but a few!

Barossa Valley boasts some of the oldest vines in Australia dating back to 1843 and produces some of the world's finest Shiraz, whilst the 'terra rossa' soils of Coonawarra is most suited to producing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons. If you're a fan of Riesling, Clare Valley is a great place to explore and for a Maritime climate not dissimilar to parts of the Italian coastline, seek out the wines from McLaren Vale.

Mount Benson

Mount Benson is a unique coastal geographical indication situated approximately 300 kilometres from Adelaide and halfway between the historic townships of Kingston SE and Robe in the south-east of South Australia. As part of the greater Limestone Coast wine region, Mount Benson is cousin to other well-known winegrowing regions including Coonawarra, Padthaway, Wrattonbully, Penola, Mount Gambier and Robe.

With the region’s first grapes planted in the 1980s, the local farmers were well attuned to Mount Benson’s unique and rugged climatic conditions. These grapes would later make way for the region’s own style of delicate, cool-climate, maritime-influenced wines which have already begun to make waves within a very competitive Australian wine industry. This is the sense of place wineries in the region aim to convey in each bottle of wine they produce.

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About the brand Wangolina

Our vineyard is situated in the Hundred of Mt Benson as they used to say, on Limestone Coast Road, Mt Benson. Established in 1999 by John & Anita Goode with plantings of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon & Sauvignon Blanc, the vineyard has now expanded to include Pinot Gris, Grüner Veltliner and Malvasia Istriana (which is super exciting).

The terra rossa soils (red sandy loam over limestone) provide the ideal soil conditions for vine growth, plentiful supplies of fresh subterranean water which filters through the limestone and the temperate climate, which is moderated by the influence of a Great Southern Ocean, all providing excellent conditions for vineyards to thrive and produce high quality wines. Our vineyard is located approximately 12kms as the bird flies from the sea at Cape Jaffa.

Mount Benson is a unique coastal geographical indication situated approximately 300 kilometres from Adelaide and halfway between the historic townships of Kingston SE and Robe. The Mount Benson wine region is a part of the greater Limestone Coast wine region within South Australia. The region and area were named by Charles Bonney who named the highest physical landmark 'Mount Benson' after one of his stockmen, Harry Benson.

The region’s first grapes were planted in the 1980's by local farmers well attuned to Mount Benson’s unique and rugged climatic conditions. These grapes would later make way for the region’s own style of delicate, cool-climate, maritime-influenced wines.

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